Monument des Martyrs – The memorial tower of National Heroes in Ouagadougou

A grand project of the President of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara since 1987 , not glorifying just the revolution from which “their brothers” were killed, but also the revolution that brought him to power.

This is also a centerpiece of the newly planned quarter called Ouaga 2000 where many government and representative buildings are built, and in some way it represents a modern extension of the city of Ouagadougou. Around the monument the area is very poor and stands in the middle of a scrubby field.

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