Thomas Sankara The Upright Man

 

As Africa looks desperately for leaders of integrity and vision, the life and ideals of the late Thomas Sankara seem more and more relevant and exemplary with the passage of time. This new film should go a long way towards explaining why, though largely forgotten in this country, Sankara is still venerated on his own continent as the ‘African Che,’ a legendary martyr like Patrice Lumumba or Amilcar Cabral. The film recovers for the present a detailed history of Sankara’s brief four-year rule and his revolutionary program for African self-reliance as a defiant alternative to the neo-liberal development strategies imposed on Africa by the West, both then and today.

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EU, Carter Center slam Congo govt over banned march

KINSHASA (Reuters) – The European Union and the U.S.-based Carter Center criticised Congo’s government on Friday for banning a protest planned by the Catholic Church as tensions following a disputed election simmer.

The Carter Center, a human rights group that monitored the November 28 vote, said nuns and priests had been arrested and independent media had been censored in what it called “dangerous developments” in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Read more: http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE81H01520120218

RDC : menace de mutinerie dans le Nord-Est

La situation est tendue au sein de l’armée dans le territoire de l’Ituri, au nord-est de la RDC. Deux bataillons sont au bord de la mutinerie, et la hiérarchie s’emploie à les faire rentrer dans le rang en douceur. Des problèmes de salaires seraient à l’origine de la discorde.

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http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20120218-rdc-menace-mutinerie-dans-nord-est

VOA – While March in Kinshasa is Banned, Analysts Fear for Congo

While a protest by religious leaders against last year’s botched presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been quickly suppressed, U.S-based analysts and activists fear for the country’s future.

The Carter Center issued a statement deploring the suppression of a Thursday march in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa.
Priests and nuns were arrested by tear-gas wielding police, while several radio stations were reported shut down.

Read more: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/While-March-in-Kinshasa-is-Banned-Analysts-Fear-for-Congo-139483743.html

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Africa will write its own history and it will be…a history of glory and dignity. P Lumumba

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