Burkina Faso: Searching For Sankara

The Birth Of A Network–Guy Kam And The Intellectuals

Me Guy Hervé Kam is a former magistrate and a lawyer, who trained at the University of Ouagadougou and has a specialised degree in human rights from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. A man of sophistication and confident comportment, he carries

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The Birth Of A Network–Guy Kam And The Intellectuals

Me Guy Hervé Kam is a former magistrate and a lawyer, who trained at the University of Ouagadougou and has a specialised degree in human rights from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. A man of sophistication and confident comportment, he carries

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Where Activism And Neoliberalism Collude

I don’t notice the international NGOs offices. I see them, but I do not notice them. In fact, there are dozens of international NGOs that operate in Burkina Faso, and have done so for decades. I also do not question

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Where Activism And Neoliberalism Collude

I don’t notice the international NGOs offices. I see them, but I do not notice them. In fact, there are dozens of international NGOs that operate in Burkina Faso, and have done so for decades. I also do not question

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Investigations And Interrogations–Risk As A Job Requirement

Norbert Zongo is emerging as the untold story of this revolution. Media coverage of the uprising against the Blaise Campaoré regime focused on the way images, words and ideas of Burkina Faso’s young, revolutionary, Marxist leader, Thomas Sankara, continued to

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Investigations And Interrogations–Risk As A Job Requirement

Norbert Zongo is emerging as the untold story of this revolution. Media coverage of the uprising against the Blaise Campaoré regime focused on the way images, words and ideas of Burkina Faso’s young, revolutionary, Marxist leader, Thomas Sankara, continued to

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They Called Them ‘Riots’, And The People ‘Rioters’

There have been outbreaks of violence against Mr. Compaoré at least six other times since 1999, most recently in 2011, with government buildings defaced and protesters taking to the streets. Mr. Compaoré has always managed to stay in office through

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They Called Them ‘Riots’, And The People ‘Rioters’

There have been outbreaks of violence against Mr. Compaoré at least six other times since 1999, most recently in 2011, with government buildings defaced and protesters taking to the streets. Mr. Compaoré has always managed to stay in office through

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Revolutions As Incomplete Acts Or The Work Is Just Beginning

“People say that have we have won,” He says pensively. “I fear that there may yet be defeat in our victory.” I am sitting in Zinaba’s one room apartment. Papers, file folders, books, pamphlets, computer print-outs, newspapers, magazines and what

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Revolutions As Incomplete Acts Or The Work Is Just Beginning

“People say that have we have won,” He says pensively. “I fear that there may yet be defeat in our victory.” I am sitting in Zinaba’s one room apartment. Papers, file folders, books, pamphlets, computer print-outs, newspapers, magazines and what

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Not The Rebellion Nor The Revolution We Imagine?

I want to believe that they–the rappers and slam poets, are radical, and committed to fighing power, and transforming the state. I want to hear rhetoric that talks about tearing the existing political structure apart, and rebuild a better and

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Not The Rebellion Nor The Revolution We Imagine?

I want to believe that they–the rappers and slam poets, are radical, and committed to fighing power, and transforming the state. I want to hear rhetoric that talks about tearing the existing political structure apart, and rebuild a better and

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The Performance Of ‘Democracy’

The elections went off without a hitch. The polling stations opened on time, the people walked, waiting and cast their ballots. The observers and monitors performed their responsibilities. The election commission provided all the necessary facilities, services, support, guidance, training

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The Performance Of ‘Democracy’

The elections went off without a hitch. The polling stations opened on time, the people walked, waiting and cast their ballots. The observers and monitors performed their responsibilities. The election commission provided all the necessary facilities, services, support, guidance, training

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