Thomas Sankara, often called Africa’s Che Guevara

None of us imagined that Blaise Compaoré could be replaced without another bloody military intervention. But the people of Burkina Faso have spoken. Some are calling it the “Black Spring,” in the spirit of the Arab Spring. It’s heartening to see the citizens of one of the poorest countries in Africa bring about a change of government by popular protest.

Read my piece in The Globe & Mail.