Burkina Faso Issues Warrant Over Sankara Assassination

A probe into the death of his comrade-in-arms, Thomas Sankara, the country's revolutionary leader killed in 1987 during a coup that brought Blaise Compaore to power, was launched five months after Compaore's ouster from the presidency in a popular uprising.

  • Burkina Faso:   Arrest Warrant Issued for Sankara Killing

    Al Jazeera, 21 December 2015

    Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of former President Thomas Sankara, news reports said… Read more »

Former president Blaise Compaoré.


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