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Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara { Thomas Sankara (1949-1987)}-  a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. On October 15, 1987 Thomas Sankara, a Marxist revolutionary often referred to as Africa’s Che Guevara and President of Burkina Faso, was ousted, brutally murdered, dismembered and buried in an unmarked grave in a coup after four years of rule. The facts of his death were revealed after his remains were exhumed once his successor, who reversed all of Sankara’s populist policies, was overthrown following a popular uprising in 2014. He will always be remembered for the major land reforms programme and other pro people measures. Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as "Africa's Che Guevara". Sankara seized power in a 1983 popularly supported coup at the age of 33, with the goal of eliminating corruption and the dominance of the former French colonial power. He immediately launched one of the most ambitious programmes for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent. To symbolize this new autonomy and rebirth, he renamed the country from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso ("Land of Upright Man"). His foreign policies were centered on anti-imperialism, with his government eschewing all foreign aid, pushing for odious debt reduction, nationalizing all land and mineral wealth, and averting the power and influence of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. His domestic policies were focused on preventing famine with agrarian self-sufficiency and land reform, prioritizing education with a nationwide literacy campaign, and promoting public health by vaccinating 2.5 million children against meningitis, yellow fever, and measles. Other components of his national agenda included planting over ten million trees to halt the growing desertification of the Sahel, doubling wheat production by redistributing land from feudal landlords to peasants, suspending rural poll taxes and domestic rents, and establishing an ambitious road and rail construction program to "tie the nation together".  On the localized level Sankara also called on every village to build a medical dispensary and had over 350 communities construct schools with their own labour. Moreover, his commitment to women's rights led him to outlaw female genital mutilation, forced marriages and polygamy, while appointing women to high governmental positions and encouraging them to work outside the home and stay in school even if pregnant. Image: Thomas Sankara (1949-1987) source: http://www.radioalgerie.dz/ & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sankara To sign up our newsletter click here and fill-up the form To Follow us on Twitter click here To Follow us on Facebook click here

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara- Africa’s Che Guevara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara { Thomas Sankara (1949-1987)}-  a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.
On October 15, 1987 Thomas Sankara, a Marxist revolutionary often referred to as Africa’s Che Guevara and President of Burkina Faso, was ousted, brutally murdered, dismembered and buried in an unmarked grave in a coup after four years of rule.
The facts of his death were revealed after his remains were exhumed once his successor, who reversed all of Sankara’s populist policies, was overthrown following a popular uprising in 2014.
He will always be remembered for the major land reforms programme and other pro people measures.
Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara”.

Sankara seized power in a 1983 popularly supported coup at the age of 33, with the goal of eliminating corruption and the dominance of the former French colonial power. He immediately launched one of the most ambitious programmes for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent.
To symbolize this new autonomy and rebirth, he renamed the country from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso (“Land of Upright Man”). His foreign policies were centered on anti-imperialism, with his government eschewing all foreign aid, pushing for odious debt reduction, nationalizing all land and mineral wealth, and averting the power and influence of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.
His domestic policies were focused on preventing famine with agrarian self-sufficiency and land reform, prioritizing education with a nationwide literacy campaign, and promoting public health by vaccinating 2.5 million children against meningitis, yellow fever, and measles.
Other components of his national agenda included planting over ten million trees to halt the growing desertification of the Sahel, doubling wheat production by redistributing land from feudal landlords to peasants, suspending rural poll taxes and domestic rents, and establishing an ambitious road and rail construction program to “tie the nation together”.
 On the localized level Sankara also called on every village to build a medical dispensary and had over 350 communities construct schools with their own labour. Moreover, his commitment to women’s rights led him to outlaw female genital mutilation, forced marriages and polygamy, while appointing women to high governmental positions and encouraging them to work outside the home and stay in school even if pregnant.
Image: Thomas Sankara (1949-1987)
source: http://www.radioalgerie.dz/
&
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sankara
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