Thomas Sankara: last moments, last witnesses, last secrets… - Jeune Afrique

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On October 15, 1987, the leader of the Burkinabè revolution was assassinated. Two years later, Sennen Andriamirado, editor-in-chief of Jeune Afrique and intimate of the former head of state, published "He was called Sankara". Here is reproduced here the account of the last day of the President of Faso from the pen of our colleague who died in 1997.

When Mariam wakes up, Thomas Sankara, who ended up joining her in bed, has dozed off in his turn. Presumably, his copy is now ready. On tiptoe, the President's wife leaves the room and prepares to go to work. She must be there by three o'clock. Sankara will sleep for a good hour yet. The daily nap remains, for this night owl, the only time of the day when it recovers. A break all the more important, this Thursday, October 15, 15, that the afternoon and the night promise to be long.

At 16 p.m., he chairs one of the three weekly meetings of his special cabinet. On the agenda: the account

This article appeared first on rss-young-africa-15-05-2018

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