Burkina Faso has embarked on an important journey to honour the legacy of Captain Thomas Sankara, with the inauguration of a memorial, a tribute to the revolutionary leader on the site he was murdered.






The initiative which was long overdue will see a newly formed foundation headed by Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings receive funds to build a memorial to preserve the history, and ideals that Sankara stood for.

Rawlings, a close ally of Sankara was named as the chairperson of the foundation, which will oversee the construction of the memorial, which will include a museum and is estimated to cost around U.S. $8 million, the BBC reports.
Nearly every Burkinabe love Sankara but Sankarist parties receive little support from voters. - How many "real" Sankarists are in Burkina Faso ? Photo/cartoon: Darmien Glez

Nearly every Burkinabe love Sankara but Sankarist parties receive little support from voters. How many “real” Sankarists are in Burkina Faso ? Photo/cartoon: Darmien Glez