6. Captain Thomas Sankara (1983-86) of Burkina Faso. It was reported in the media that when Sankara took power on a socialist revolutionary platform “Mercedes Benzes disappeared.” A new thrifty regime had set in. He even refused to attend an OAU meeting and deployed the money towards digging boreholes for his people. The political mafia of Burkina Faso commandeered a counter coup, killing him and his eleven ministers.
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