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Thomas Sankara trial in Burkina Faso: Who killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?

AFP/File | ALEXANDER JOE OUAGADOUGOU – Fourteen men, including a former president, will go on trial in Burkina Faso from Monday over the assassination in 1987 of Thomas Sankara, the country’s revolutionary leader and a pan-Africanist icon. It will be nearly 34 years to the day since Sankara was gunned down during a putsch led by an erstwhile comrade and close friend — one of the most shocking episodes in a country well-versed in politeical brutality. Suspicions have long been directed at Sankara’s successor as president, Blaise Compaore, who ruled…

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