Burkina Faso

After 35 years, killers of African hero Thomas Sankara condemned

The trial of the Burkinabè soldiers who in 1987 killed Thomas Sankara, the president of Burkina Faso, and some of…

April 18, 2022

People of the Sahel oppose imperialism

After two weeks of struggle — burning barricades, smashed windows and mirrors, Molotov cocktails, masses of people on the road,…

December 10, 2021

Massive protests in Niger, Burkina Faso demand French military get out

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are former French colonies, where the struggle against France’s presence in the Sahel region of…

November 30, 2021

Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Thomas Sankara − unconquered

In April 2021 a military court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, finally indicted Blaise Compaore in the murder of revolutionary Marxist-Leninist…

November 17, 2021

Burkina Faso hotel attacked

Gunmen attacked a four-star hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Jan. 15, highlighting so-called “Islamist extremist” organizations’ operations in West…

January 20, 2016

Burkina Faso courts to allow exhumation of Thomas Sankara remains

Captain Thomas Sankara, martyred Burkinabe revolutionary Pan-Africanist and Marxist leader, was assassinated in a coup on Oct. 15, 1987. Sankara,…

March 10, 2015

Mass protests by Haiti’s people

Tens of thousands of Haitians have come out into the streets repeatedly in the last month. They demand that President…

December 12, 2014

Biggest protest to date in Haiti

Most of them live without electricity. Or phone service. Their community groups and popular parties don’t have much of either.…

December 4, 2014

Burkina Faso coup leader trained by Pentagon

After much intense discussion among opposition parties, mass organizations and the religious leaders of Burkina Faso, it was announced on…

November 12, 2014

The legacy of Thomas Sankara

Excerpts from a talk given by Larry Hales to a New York City meeting of Workers World Party on Nov.…

November 12, 2014