Prime Ministers Of Burkina Faso Unknown Author 50

ISBN: 9781156248232

Published: 2010

42 pages


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Prime Ministers Of Burkina Faso  by  Unknown Author 50

Prime Ministers Of Burkina Faso by Unknown Author 50
2010 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 42 pages | ISBN: 9781156248232 | 7.26 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Former Captain and President Thomas Isidore Nol SankaraMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Former Captain and President Thomas Isidore Nol Sankara (December 21, 1949 October 15, 1987) was the President and leader of Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta) from 1983 to 1987. In addition to being noted for his personal charisma and praised for promoting health and womens rights, he antagonised many vested interests in the country. He was overthrown and assassinated in a coup dtat led by Blaise Compaor on October 15, 1987, sometimes believed to have been at the instruction of France.

Thomas Sankara was the son of Marguerite Sankara (died March 6, 2000) and Sambo Joseph Sankara (1919 August 4, 2006), a gendarme. Born into a Roman Catholic family, ThomSank was a Silmi-Mossi, an ethnic group that originated with marriage between Mossi men and women of the pastoralist Fulani people. The Silmi-Mossi are among the least advantaged in the Mossi caste system. He attended primary school in Gaoua and high school in Bobo-Dioulasso, the countrys second city. His father fought in the French army during World War II and was detained by the Nazis.

Sankaras family wanted him to become a Catholic priest. According to some sources, he never lost his Catholic faith despite his Marxist tendencies. Fittingly for a country with a large Muslim population, he was also familiar with the Quran. After basic military training in secondary school in 1966, Sankara began his military career at the age of 19, and a year later he was sent to Madagascar for officer training at Antsirabe where he witnessed popular uprisings in 1971 and 1972.

Returning to Upper Volta in 1972, in 1974 he fought in a border war between Upper Volta and Mali. He became a popular figure in the capital of Ouagadougou. The fact that he was a decent guitarist (he played in a ban... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=165553



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