Thomas Sankara was killed on this day in 1987. He was Burkina Faso’s first post-independence President, and to symbolise the renewal of the former French Colony, he renamed the country Burkina Faso, meaning the land of upright men, from Upper Volta. A foremost thinker and doer in African Feminism, he worked hard to improve the lives of girls and women in Burkina Faso, and he was also a highly respected pan-Africanist, anti-imperialist. 

Thomas Sankara was killed on this day in 1987. He was Burkina Faso’s first post-independence President, and to symbolise the renewal of the former French Colony, he renamed the country Burkina Faso, meaning the land of upright men, from Upper Volta. A foremost thinker and doer in African Feminism, he worked hard to improve the lives of girls and women in Burkina Faso, and he was also a highly respected pan-Africanist, anti-imperialist. 

Thomas Sankara was killed on this day in 1987. He was Burkina Faso’s first post-independence President, and to symbolise the renewal of the former French Colony, he renamed the country Burkina Faso, meaning the land of upright men, from Upper Volta. A foremost thinker and doer in African Feminism, he worked hard to improve the lives of girls and women in Burkina Faso, and he was also a highly respected pan-Africanist, anti-imperialist. 

Thomas Sankara was killed on this day in 1987. He was Burkina Faso’s first post-independence President, and to symbolise the renewal of the former French Colony, he renamed the country Burkina Faso, meaning the land of upright men, from Upper Volta. A foremost thinker and doer in African Feminism, he worked hard to improve the lives of girls and women in Burkina Faso, and he was also a highly respected pan-Africanist, anti-imperialist. 

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