Songs produced behind bars earn convict street cred in Burkina Faso
16 July 2019 | 10:44 am
In a time of talent shows, the Ouagadougou prison and correctional facility known as MOCO is home to Burkina Faso's latest musical find - Roland Tapsoba, AKA 'Rolbi'.
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Exactly 34 years ago today, the charismatic Pan-Africanist and Burkina Faso's then President, Thomas Sankara, was shot dead aged 37 by soldiers during a coup on 15 October 1987. Four years before his assassination with 12 others, Sankara and his close friend, Blaise Compaoré, staged a coup that brought them to power. This is the story of how he shaped Burkina Faso decades after his assassination.
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