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.
This was Thomas Sankara criticising France and its involvement in coups in Africa, and installing puppets.
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He also schools French President Francois Mitterrand when he visited Burkina Faso in 1986 on human rights and how France condones apartheid.
He was killed the next year. pic.twitter.com/BzITIAxBBY
— Facts About Africa (@OnlyAfricaFacts) March 8, 2018
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.