· October, 2007

Stories about Burkina Faso from October, 2007

Burkina Faso: Blogs Help Burkinabe Skirt Censorship

  30 October 2007

In Burkina Faso, blogging is more than a pastime. It is the eyes and ears of thousands of net users. That's why from October 11th to the 17th, during the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's internet connection was cut in order to prevent those commemorating...

Burkina Faso: Mariam Sankara returns from exile

  24 October 2007

Ramata Sore posts a statement by Mariam Sankara (Fr), wife of assassinated former president Thomas Sankara, thanking the Burkinabe people for their warm welcome. Mrs. Sankara returned to Burkina Faso for the anniversary of her husband's death after twenty years in exile.

Burkina Faso: Kids Camp video

  22 October 2007

A video of Kids Camp in Burkina Faso: “Here is a short 4 minute video with clips of the Kids Camp run in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso in August. It was run jointly by the churches of Gorom-Gorom, and by Glenwood Church.”

Burkina Faso: The Tale of Two Anniversaries

  16 October 2007

Africa Flak discusses the tale of two anniversaries in Burkina Faso: “No matter how Compaore celebrated, the 20th anniversary was always going to sensitive and emotional. Compaore came to power through a coup that struck down and killed his brother-in-arm Tomas Sankara, a populist politician who towards the end of...