Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso, is one of the most serious and visionary leaders Africa has ever had.
The following documentary titled “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man” briefly summaries his life and the good things he did for his country.
Sankara, who was known as “the African Che”, became famous due to his innovative ideas, his devastating humour, his spirit and his altruism.
He became president when he was 34 years old and served from 1983 to 1987.
Sankara immediately set out to shake the foundations of the country that he renamed from the French colonial Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, “Land of Upright Men.”
He was a leader of integrity and vision. His life and ideals continue to be relevant and exemplary today.
Watch the following video to learn the policies he implemented and how they helped Burkina Faso’s economy recover.
Unfortunately, his ideas which were good for Africa, were a threat to the powers exploiting the continent. They therefore decided to kill him.