There was once a 'Upper Volta, an African country that the French conquered in 1896, subjecting the Mossi kingdom. The kingdom became a protectorate and, in 1898 the whole region was transformed into a French colony. In 1904, the protectorate was annexed to’French West Africa, together with today's Senegal and Niger.
The Upper Volta achieved independence in 1960. Like many other African countries, the post-independence period was characterized by political instability. Il vuoto di power e lo smarrimento culturale lasciato dai colonizzatori rese il paese talmente turbolento che avvennero colpi di stato a catena.
In 1983, una serie di rivolte popolari portarono al power un certo Thomas Sankara. He was the first leader to have a very broad popular support.
Thomas Sankara, in effect, It was an enlightened leader for his people. It was the first she really wanted to serve the interests of his people, without compromising the dominance of Western powers.
Sankara tried to radically change the situation of his country from the point of view of culture that in terms of social. Primarily he changed the country's name from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso che ha il meaning of “the land of upright men” blackberries in the language and in the language spoken bamanankan respectively moved ethnicity and race Dioula.
Sankara had understood that, anche se l’Occidente non era più this fisicamente sul territorio come un time, still dominated and influenced countries of Africa with interference of any kind. The worst thing for him was that the West had managed to impose a kind of domination that had erased the cultural identity of the colonized countries.
He fought for the emancipation of his people and pointed out several times that the insatiability of the West would continue to suppress the African countries in terms of economic:
Sankara sarà ricordato anche per be stato il primo presidente africano ad aver denunciato la piaga dell’AIDS oltre che per le sue numerose criticism ai paesi più sviluppati sul problema del debito estero degli stati africani.
Sankara attacked several times French President Mitterand, accused of supporting the government of Pieter Willem Botha, and bloody proud supporter of apartheid in South Africa.
What happened to Thomas Sankara?
Sankara was killed 15 October 1987 along with twelve officers in a coup organized dal'ex-comrade and collaborator Blaise Compaoré with the support of France, United States and Liberian military.
Thomas Sankara was not Islamic, non era un terrorista, It was not a monster, non era un oppressore, He was just a person who wanted the freedom and well-being of his people!
* …and what exploitation continues…