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Burkinabe youths participate in renaming of Charles de Gaulle Avenue to Thomas Sankara
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Politics and Society Burkinabe youths participate in renaming of Charles de Gaulle Avenue to Thomas Sankara

Burkinabe youths participated in the renaming of a street from Charles de Gaulle Avenue to Thomas Sankara Boulevard, coinciding with the visit by French president Emmanuel Macron. Macron kicked off his maiden African tour on Tuesday, starting with Burkina Faso, to a European-African summit in Ivory Coast and finally to Ghana.

Burkina Faso inaugurates memorial project for Thomas Sankara
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Politics and Society Burkina Faso inaugurates memorial project for Thomas Sankara

Burkina Faso has embarked on an important journey to honour the legacy of Captain Thomas Sankara, with the inauguration of a memorial for the revolutionary leader on the site he was murdered. The initiative which was long overdue will see a newly formed foundation headed by Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings receive funds for the memorial to include a museum to preserve the history, and ideals that Sankara stood for.