Everyone should know about the contributions of Thomas Sankara, especially Africans on the continent and those scattered throughout the African diaspora.

THOMAS SANKARA focused on self sufficiency and economic independence. He aggressively broke chains of French colonial rule. In 1983 he was elected president and transformed the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Sadly, he was assassinated in 1987 and was replaced by an individual who was more favorable to the French government and European interests.