In 1984, President of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Sankara was perhaps the last ‘Third World’ politician, a revolutionary Marxist who felt a ‘special solidarity uniting the three continents of Asia, Latin America and Africa’.
Chris Brazier's full interview with François Moné, the village's latest Chief.
How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.
Chris Brazier returns every decade to produce a New Internationalist magazine on the country. He has produced three magazines and is currently researching his fourth. In this blog, Chris recalls the night he flew into the midst of a revolution and discovered he had made a serious error.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|When the stars began to shine||Building a new internationalism||March, 2019|
|Sabtenga: modernisation knocks on the gates of tradition||African village||January, 2017|
|Great Expectations||African village||January, 2017|
|The Perils of Charity||African village||January, 2017|
|Autumn of the Patriarch||African village||January, 2017|
|An Audience with the Chief||African village||January, 2017|
|Then & Now||African village||January, 2017|
|Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso||African village||January, 2017|
|Journey's End||African village||January, 2017|
|Night fever: remembering Burkina Faso and Tom Waits||Smiley-faced monopolists||July, 2016|
|Golden goal for child miners in Burkina Faso||Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West||March, 2016|
|The Unreported Year 2014||Democracy in the digital era||January, 2015|
|Burkina Faso||The changing face of masculinity||July, 2011|