… Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (Dec 21, 1949 – Oct.15, 1987) declared a week before his murder. He was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, Pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. (Wikipedia)
His quotes and initiatives are remembered across the globe, here we present the informational campaign by AfricAvenir, a non-governmental and non-profit organisation engaging in political education and information dissemination both in Africa and in Europe. It’s main section was founded in Douala, Cameroon, by Prince Kum’ a Ndumbe III in 1985 while the German section was founded in 2000 during his exile in Berlin, Germany. Since 2007 AfricAvenir is also present in Windhoek, Namibia and in 2012 another section was founded in Cotonou/Calavi, Benin.
The Courage to Invent the Future: Public Campaign on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Assassination of Thomas Sankara
On 15 October 1987 the President of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara was murdered in a coup d’état. He was a politician of exceptional virtue, and a person of integrity and sincerity. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death AfricAvenir organises a series of events and a public campaign addressing his impact on politics, economics and society. Like virtually no other, Thomas Sankara was exemplary for demonstrating Africa’s possibility to develop through its own efforts. |+| More informations
Event series and Campaign on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Assassination of Thomas Sankara – Icon of the African liberation struggle against neo-colonialism and imperialism
Look around you! Thomas Sankara lives and is in Berlin! AfricAvenir commemorates the assassination of this great revolutionary and panafricanist on the 15th october 2012 with a poster and postcard campaign in Berlins city centre, as well as in bars, cafés, restaurants and event locations in Berlin. Through analogous citations in German we want to remember some of Sankara’s visions and struggles that remain effective until today! We chose deliberately provocative citations. We look forward on the discussions!
Thomas Sankara was a politician of exceptional virtue, and a person of integrity and sincerity. Like virtually no other, he was exemplary for demonstrating Africa’s possibility to develop through its own efforts. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his assassination, AfricAvenir calls on all German creative-critical organisations and individuals to learn about, celebrate and recognize Sankara’s political, economic and social legacy!
Next events: Aziz Fall in a Book release & Dialogue Forum on 1st November 2102, 19h on the topic: “Sankara – Panafricanist Visionary in the struggle against Neo-Colonialism and Imperialism” |+| More infos on this event
Workshop with Aziz Fall on 3rd November 2012, 10h-17h30 unter the title: “Thomas Sankara – Life, vision and international struggle against impunity” |+| More infos on this event
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