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Burkina Faso and the realization that it is possible to win

Activists most often focus on the grievances and challenges immediately in front of them. But in Burkina Faso many do so with one eye cast back, towards the historical precedents of popular action. In their speeches and writings Burkinabè debate the lessons of those prior struggles. In part, they do so in hopes of avoiding earlier blunders and shortcomings, to stand on the shoulders of the past. Yet frequently they also consciously draw inspiration from previous triumphs. Victories beget victory.

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The Upright Man, Thomas Sankara

Oct6

Burkina Faso is finally doing right by the memory of Thomas Sankara: Yesterday, a foundation in Sankara’s name, unveiled plans for a public memorial for Sankara. This happens nearly 29 years this month after he was murdered and two years after Blaise Compaoré, considered one of the people responsible for his murder, fled the country.

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VITA and Agribusiness TV to promote young agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa

Brussels, Ouagadougou – The Italian editorial group VITA (Afronline’s publisher), and Agribusiness TV announce the signature of a partnership to promote the talent of young agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa. This agreement has been signed in the framework of an editorial project of VITA, co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), which links about 30 private African media with VITA and Afronline on themes related to peace and security, inter-religious migrations and dialogue.

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Interview with Marc Kaboré (President of Burkina Faso): “The EU must walk the talk on migration”

New York (UN Headquarters) – On the sidelines of the UN summit on migration, Burkina Faso’s President, Roch Marc Kaboré, gave his views on the external investment plan for Africa and neighbourhood countries presented last week by the European Commission, which aims to boost the private sector and employment, thus contributing to the SDG’ achievement and tackling the root causes of migration to Europe. “The EU has put forward an attractive plan but we need to see action rather than words. Africa must be listened to,” President Kaboré told Afronline.org

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Agribusiness TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Sep14

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa. Maiga, 30, launched Agribusiness TV in May in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou, determined to change poor opinions about agricultural work held by African youth and to help develop the continent.

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Africa – When the broom triumphs over the gun

Brussels – Y’en a marre, Balai citoyen, Filimbi and Inyina are just a few of the youth protest movements that are emerging in Africa. Their pacifist anger is symbolic of a generational rupture with a leadership that does not want to cede power. Afronline met the leaders of these movements at the Université Libre de Bruxelles during the Africa Week organised by the S&D Group, the group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.

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