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Burkina Faso: “Take me, I’m the one you want” – AND – the death of an African dream: Simon Kolawole

November 3, 2014

Africa

Sankara, Compaoré and Africa’s shame| Simon Kolawole – The Cable

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Thomas Sankara


“… I have nothing but disdain for the assassin who truncated the evolution of an authentic modern story of leadership in Africa … a budding African leader who was trying to write a genuine script for the
transformation of our continent.

Sankara reduced his own salary. He was earninng $450.00 a month. Compare that to Nigeria where governors earn millions … Sankara banned first class tickets for government officials … a minister in Nigeria will spend N15 billion [over $90 million] to hire private jets … After his assassination, all of Sankara’s possessions were a Renault 5 [car], a fridge, a freezer, four bikes and a guitar …”

READ KOLAWOLE’S FULL ESSAY AT –

http://www.thecable.ng/sankara-compaore-africas-shame

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