Beyond the rhetoric, Sankara died because of his patriotic and progressive convictions, but also because he prevented some of his civilian and military comrades and soldiers from eating luxuriously and spending handsomely, to the detriment of the people.
—Cheriff M. Sy over at Pambazuka: http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/43671 (via chikenna)
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This century must be Africa’s century in terms of development.
—Kenyan President Raila Odinga, in an interview with CCTV on the first day of FOCAC (via fuckyeahafricarocks)