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Thomas Sankara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist and President of Burkina Faso from 1983-87. Born: December 21, 1949, Yako, Burkina Faso Nationality: Burkinabe Assassinated: October 15, 1987, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Spouse: Mariam Sankara Children: Philippe Sankara, Auguste Sankara Sankara’s Roman Catholic parents wanted him to …

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Jack Ma ~ Founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group

Ma Yun, known professionally as Jack Ma, is a Chinese business magnate who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of successful Internet-based businesses. Born: September 10, 1964 (age 52), Hangzhou, China Net worth: 31.3 billion USD (2017) Forbes Spouse: Zhang Ying Residence: Hangzhou Children: Ma Yuankun …

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Indigenous peoples are ‘moral compass of humanity,’ special UN General Assembly meeting told

25 April 2017 – Endorsement of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples does not equal implementation, speakers told the UN General Assembly today at a special meeting to celebrate the Declaration’s tenth anniversary and renew commitment to its tenets as a vital solution …

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