The name Africa is a phenomenon. Home to 1.216 billion people, the world’s second-largest population and 2nd largest continent after Asia. Africa is a renowned name that has traveled way beyond the shores of the Nile to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The name is one, over time that is connected to historical heritages and tied to historical revolutions.
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Thomas Sankara, the ‘African Che Guevara’ Who Tried to Save Burkina Faso from French Imperialism
Thomas Sankara (Dec. 21, 1949 – Oct. 15, 1987)
Thomas Sankara was dubbed “Africa’s Che Guevara” after leading a successful coup d’état against the corrupt government of Burkina Faso in 1983.
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A Princess’s Plan to Bring Light to the 620 Million Africans Without Power
Many people living in Africa need electricity, but don’t have it. Luckily, something of a solar power revolution is afoot in Africa, triggering a wave of innovation from solar energy entrepreneurs. One of them is a princess descended from an ancient Mossi warrior, who stresses that the best way to combat this problem is by empowering the people to educate and help themselves.
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Market Day in Burkina Faso Is a Feast for the Eyes
The village of Bereba, Burkina Faso, is remote, with no electricity and no running water. The land is flat and featureless, and the average daily temperature is around 100ºF. What would keep a photographer from northern California, with no previous knowledge or desire to go to Africa, coming back every year for the past decade, staying four or five weeks at a time? Continue reading Market Day in Burkina Faso Is a Feast for the Eyes