In the Glory of Sankara
In 1987, Captain Thomas Sankara, one of Africa's greatest sons, was silenced by their wicked hands. The French imperialists, Francois Mitterand and Jacques Foccart, who decided he had to go, did not use their own hands. They used black African hands. Ebony black Burkinabe hands. This is why Lucky Dube's lyrics must always ring in patriotic African ears:
Bob Marley said “how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?”
Little did he know that, eventually the enemy will stand aside and look while we slaughter ourselves. Sleep on Captain Sankara. I wish I had great news for you about the land and continent you lived and died for. It is not yet uhuru but your struggle lives on in the hearts of millions.