Thomas Sankara

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August 12, 2022

Captain Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was the leader of Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta) from 1983-1987. Thomas Sankara became president in a coup by Blaise Compaoré on August 4, 1983, overthrowing the government of Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo. Thomas Sankara is the president who changed the name of Upper Volta to Burkina Faso exactly 1 year after he came to power. On October 15, 1987, Thomas Sankara and 12 Burkina Faso government officials were killed in a bloody coup orchestrated by his former colleague, Blaise Compaoré.

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(French) Biographie de Thomas Sankara: La Patrie ou la Mort..., de Bruno Jaffré ISBN 2-7384-5836-X • 1997 page 268 (French) Les années Sankara de la révolution la Rectification, de Bruno Jaffré ISBN 2-7384-5967-6 • 1989 new edition 1997 page 336 Le president Thomas SANKARA, Chef de la Revolution Burkinabe: 1983-1987 Portrait de Alfred Yambanga SAWADOGO, ISBN 2-7475-0588-X Ed. L'Harmattan, Mars 2001 Thomas SANKARA"OSER INVENTER L'AVENIR" La parole de Sankara de DAVID GAKUNZIISBN 2-7384-0761-7 Ed. PATHFINDER et HARMATTAN, Janvier 2005 "THOMAS SANKARA, L'ESPOIR ASSAAAINE" de Valere SOMEISBN 2-7384-0568-1 Ed. L'Harmattan, Janvier 2005

See also

History of Burkina Faso

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(English) http://www.mataba.net/www/black/sankara.shtml Archived 2006-04-28 at the Wayback Machine. (French) Thomas Sankara WebSite (French) http://www.afrik.com/article6258.html (French) http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/200308041051.html (France) http://www.togoforum.com/Ap/ap1015022.htm Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.

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