What Ending Africa’s Oldest Military Regime Means to the Pan-African Struggle

In recent years Africa has witnessed several dictatorial regimes fall. In 2014, Blaise Compaoré was driven out of office by protests in Burkina Faso. Compaoré had been the president of Burkina Faso since 1987, when he seized power through a coup in which Thomas Sankara was assassinated. In 2016, Yahya Jammeh was voted out of office in the Gambia. In…