What happened to Thomas Sankara?
On 15 October 1987, Sankara was killed by an armed group with twelve other officials in a coup d’état organized by his former colleague Blaise Compaoré. Sankara’s body was riddled with bullets to the back and he was quickly buried in an unmarked grave while his widow Mariam and two children fled the nation.
Where is Thomas Sankara from?
Yako, Burkina Faso
Thomas Sankara/Place of birth
What did Thomas Sankara accomplish?
Thomas Sankara, (born December 21, 1949, Yako, Upper Volta [now Burkina Faso]—died October 15, 1987, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), military officer and proponent of Pan-Africanism who was installed as president of Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso) in 1983 after a military coup.
How long was Thomas Sankara President of Burkina Faso?
August 4, 1983 – October 15, 1987
Thomas Sankara/Presidential terms
What killed Sankara?
October 15, 1987, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Did Thomas Sankara write a book?
Thomas Sankara speaks
Women’s Liberation and the African Freedom StruggleWe are Heirs of the World’s Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-87Thomas Sankara1999 Preface to ‘the Changing Face of U. S. Politics Working-Class Politics and the Trade Unions’1999
When was Sankara killed?
Who is the greatest African leader of all time?
Great African leaders in history
- Jomo Kenyatta.
- Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara.
- Kofi Annan.
- Patrice Lumumba.
- Julius Nyerere.
- Kwame Nkrumah. Kwame Nkrumah and John F Kennedy.
- Haile Selassie. Many refer to Haile Selassie as the reincarcerated messiah.
- Nelson Mandela. Madiba, the greatest African leader.
What is Burkina Faso famous for?
Burkina Faso, which means “land of honest men”, has significant reserves of gold, but the country has faced domestic and external concern over the state of its economy and human rights. A former French colony, it gained independence as Upper Volta in 1960.
Is Burkina Faso safe?
Burkina Faso is one of safest countries in West Africa. However, be aware of thieves in the big city. Violent assault is rare. Pickpockets and purse snatchers are something to watch out for in big cities, especially in Ouagadougou, where it is recommended not to carry a bag with you when at all possible.