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Burkina Faso ex-president Compaoré to be tried for Thomas Sankara’s 1987 murder – (Video).

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Burkina Faso ex-president Compaoré to be tried for Thomas Sankara's 1987 murder - (Video). 1

 

 

In Burkina Faso, judges have ruled that exiled former president Blaise Compaoré must stand trial for his role in the assassination of Thomas Sankara, whom he overthrew in a coup d’état in 1987.

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