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Thomas Sankara - Utracona nadzieja Afryki?

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Thomas Sankara - Africa's Lost Hope?
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October 15 2007 will mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Captain Thomas Sankara, the young and charismatic president of Burkina Faso. His assassination was committed with impunity and assassins have not been found until now. Sankara's simplicity, his high spirits, his sense of humour, his honesty and his generosity, has appealed to a generation of conscious young Africans, who see him in themselves. He came to power in Haute Volta on 4th of August 1983, changed the country's name into Burkina Faso. It was a strong signal showing his will to end the neo-colonial system. Struggling against corruption, for advancement of women, rural economy, citizen responsibility, health or education, the achievements of Thomas Sankara in these areas are an example of the way forward. Thomas Sankara has been murdered on 15th of October 1987. According to some observers, with external implications.
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