Burkina Faso Salutes the People of Chad

21 January at the Thomas Sankara Centre for African Liberation and Unity, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Ladies and Gentlemen, journalists, distinguished guests in your ranks, It’s a real pleasure and honour for us to have you at the Centre Thomas Sankara for this press conference dedicated to raising the voice of our country’s pan-Africanists in support of the martyred brother people of Chad, the land of Toumaï, the ancestor of humanity. Some may ask why we, the people of Burkina Faso, want to support our Chadian brothers and sisters. First of all, we are super-exploited countries within the framework of the . . .

From Burkina Faso: End the War on Cuba

The Thomas Sankara Center For African Liberation And Unity and the Burkina Faso section of The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, A-APRP, have learned with great consternation of the despicable terrorist attack perpetrated against the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. This is the latest in a long series of terrorist actions carried out against Cuba from within the United States since the triumph of the Cuban revolution. The aim of this action is regime change, the very opposite of any acceptable definition of democracy. This attack is an affront to Cuba’s sovereignty, aimed at tarnishing the spirit of a people and . . .

Haiti Must Follow The Political Lead of Francophone Africa

Haiti Has Suffered Under Western Occupations And Interference In Its Affairs. The people of Haiti are struggling to break free from that domination and can look to mass movements in Francophone Africa. There have been nine coups in the past three years in former French colonies in Africa– Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Tunisia and recently Gabon. Some in Francophone Africa have realized something that Haitians once knew over 200 years ago under the leadership of Jean Jacques Dessalines: The meddling in the affairs of an independent nation will not be tolerated simply because the dominion of that nation . . .

55 Pan-African Organzations Oppose Sanctions On Niger

Comrades in struggle, fighters for the liberation of Africa, friends of the African peoples, We, the revolutionary pan-African organizations, raise our voices with unshakeable determination to denounce the inhuman and illegitimate sanctions imposed on Niger by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Monetary Union of West African States (UEMOA), slavishly orchestrated by the imperialist and exploitative countries that continue to bleed our continent. Following the military coup in Niger, ECOWAS decided to impose humiliating and illegitimate sanctions on Niger at the end of the Heads of State conference in Abuja on July 30. These sanctions quickly . . .

Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger at the head of the African Revolution

History is a great teacher. If we do not learn from it, we are doomed to repeat mistakes made. Early post-colonial African leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Toure, Modibo Keita and Marien Ngouabi spoke of economic independence and the ongoing struggle for true independence. Well aware of the trap of bogus independence, what Walter Rodney referred to as “brief- case independence”, or what I refer to as “flag-and-anthem independence”, these leaders mobilised and organised their people for the completion of their respective national liberation struggles. However, Western imperialism and its stooges, or “running dogs of imperialism”, as the Chinese . . .

Revolution in the Sahel?

Military Coups in Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger On July 26, 2023 in a military coup d’etat, the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP) ousted Niger president Mohamed Bazoum and took control of the country. This followed recent coups in  Burkina Faso, Guinea-Conakry, Mali, and Chad. These countries are bound together by the Sahel, a semi-arid region on the edge of the Sahara desert that stretches from the Atlantic ocean in the west and to the Red Sea in the east. The Sahel region suffers from a number of complex factors resulting from French political and . . .