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Thomas Sankara


Thomas Sankara Archive


Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé revolutionary and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 until his assassination in 1987. A self-described Marxist-Leninist and pan-Africanist, he was viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, and is sometimes referred to as "Africa's Che Guevara".



1983: A radiant future for our country (Proclamation of August 4)

1983: Political Orientation Speech (external link)

1984: We Didn't Import Our Revolution

1984: Our White House is in Black Harlem

1984: Speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations

1986: Imperialism is the arsonist of our forests and savannas

1986: Blacks Must Take Responsibility for Their Own History

1986: Apartheid Is a Cancer That Must Be Exterminated

1986: A Death that Must Enlighten and Strengthen Us (on Samora Machel's death)

1987: The Courage to Criticize Imperialism

1987: A United Front Against Debt

1987: The speech he would have given on October 15, 1987


Reports about Sankara's assassination

The Coup in Burkina Faso, Socialist Action, October 23, 1987
Eye witness from Burkina, Socialist Action, November 6, 1987
Thomas Sankara killed in coup d'etat, International Viewpoint, November 9, 1987
Burkina Faso Coup: Major Setback to Revolution, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, February 1988



Last updated on 30 March 2023