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mind telling us why Sankora was overthrown?
In Reply to: Rates of Change posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on July 29, 1999 at 14:41:46:
: Burkina Faso (in Dioula, "the people's democratic state of honest men" ) was one of the poorest states in the world prior to the socialist revolution in 1983, and remains so today. During the 4 years that Thomas Sankara was in power, however, education increased by a third, one of the major diseases of teh counrty was eliminated, 60% of children were vaccinated in one two-week period, GDP began growing isgnificantly, and a railroad was completed solely with volunteer labor.. Obviously, since the man was overthrown in 1987, some of these indicators have deteriorated since then.