Thomas Sankara Biography, President of Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso Political Leader, Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara Biography and Profile, Burkina Faso Politician, Burkina Faso Military

Thomas Sankara (Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara) was born on 21 December 1949 in the town of Yako in north-ern Burkina Faso. In an interview with Swiss journalist Jean-Philippe Rapp in 1985, he reflected on his experiences growing up dur-ing the end of the colonial period in Gaoua. He vividly remembered how, as a child, he yearned to ride a bicycle that belonged to his European primary-school principal’s chil-dren, a bicycle which none of the neighbour-hood children was allowed to use: The other children dreamed about this bicycle for months and months. We woke up thinking about it; we drew pictures Read more