#ThrowbackThursday: Thomas Sankara accuses France of racism and involvement in African politics [Video]

Francis Akhalbey April 05, 2018
Thomas Sankara

On today’s instalment of #ThrowbackThursday, we share a video of revolutionary ex-Burkinabe President Thomas Sankara criticizing France’s long-standing and unwarranted involvement in African politics.

He also criticizes then French President, Francois Mitterrand for allowing ex-apartheid South African Prime Minister and President Pieter Willem Botha to travel to France.

Sankara boldly addressed Mitterrand in the face when he visited Burkina Faso in 1986. He was assassinated in a coup organized by his supposedly good friend Blaise Compaoré the following year.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: April 5, 2018

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