Declaration to the uprising of the people in Burkina Faso

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The Pan-Africanism Working Group

Augsburger Straße 13
80337 München, Germany
Tel: 089 – 416 15 99 59
Tel: 0176 – 61 43 35 77
Fax: 089 – 76 22 36
sekretariat@panafrikanismusforum.net
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2. November 2014

The Pan-Africanism Working Group shows solidarity with the people of Burkina Faso. The Pan-Africanism Working Group welcomes the determination of the women, the youth, of committed people, of the political opposition, who have forced the 27 year old dictatorial regime to step back during the past four days. Hundreds of thousands took the streets in the cities throughout the country and have asserted their will to the downfall of the regime.

After having been in power for 27 years, the head of government, Blaise Compaore had intended to alter the constitution in order to stay in power in 2015. The peoples victory after the four days long revolution resulted in the president being disposed and forced to go into exile to Ivory Coast. A transitional government is currently building under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Yacouba Zida. Hopefully, the transitional government will soon be replaced by a democratically elected government.

The Pan-Africanism Working Group hopes that this upheaval serves as an example to other countries in Africa to end existing dictatorships. We hope that Blaise Compoare has to account for the murder according to international law concerning his predecessors, the journalist Norbert Zongo and Thomas Sankara.

The Pan-Africanism Working Group regrets the high number of injured people and casualties in the cause of the uprisings in Burkina Faso and appeals for donations to be passed on to the civil organisation “Balai Citoyen“ in Ouagdougou for the medical care of the injured people.

Donors can go directly to:

Account:
Arbeitskreis Panafrikanismus München e.V.
GLS Bank
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
IBAN: DE71 4306 0967 8202 6377 00
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BLZ: 430 609 67
Konto Nr: 820 263 7700
Code: Burkina Faso
For More information, contact:

The Pan-Africanism Working Group

Augsburger Straße 13
80337 München, Germany
Tel: 089 – 416 15 99 59
Tel: 0176 – 61 43 35 77
Fax: 089 – 76 22 36
sekretariat@panafrikanismusforum.net
www.panafrikanismusforum.net

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