Mother of the Nation, A Daughter of the Soil

Bathabile Dlamini The biggest tree has fallen. A woman among women has fallen. An icon of the Struggle, iqhawe lamaqhawe lihambile! Umaphuma efumbethe esiswini sikanina aze ahambe efumbethe ukuba yinkokheli yabantu. South Africa has a long time to wait until she gets such a lioness who fought the apartheid regime as well as the oppression…

Thomas Sankara and the Revolutionary Birth of Burkina Faso

Mamadou Diallo In 1983, 23 years after its independence and the succession of several neo-colonial regimes, the Upper Volta was one of the most materially destitute countries in the world. 98 percent of its population was illiterate and its GDP per capita was just over 100 dollars of the time. Out of the seven million…

Thomas Sankara: A United Front Against Colonial Debt

“Debt is also the result of confrontation. When we are told about economic crisis, nobody says that this crisis didn’t come about suddenly. The crisis had always been there but it got worse each time that popular masses become more and more conscious of their rights against exploiters.” Thomas Sankara’s Speech on Foreign Debt At…

Long Live Tongogara and Thomas Sankara

Obi Egbuna Jr. Simunye Let us remember two fallen sons of Mother Africa who truly represent and exemplify the bravery and patriotism which best defines our collective fighting spirit and resolve, Comrade Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s former president, and the commander of ZANLA’s guerilla army, Gen. Josiah Magama Tongogara. This year marks the 30th anniversary…

Aleida Guevara Speaks to Thousands in UK on Che Guevara Anniversary Tour

Aleida Guevara was invited by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for the Che Guevara 50th Anniversary Tour Tortilla Con Sal Dr Aleida Guevara March spoke directly to over 3000 people in 7 towns and cities at over 20 different meetings during her 10 day stay in Britain and Ireland. The tour coincided with the 50th anniversary…

Che: Asking Nothing in Return

In only 39 years, the young man from the city of Rosario accomplished something not achieved by many who lived a century. He became part of the people’s history and remains so today. Yenia Silva Correa | informacion@granma.cu Che’s Bolivian Diary contains entries from only the first week of October – the final days of…