Burkina Faso’s exiled ex-president, Blaise Compaoré, is to be tried for the assassination of his predecessor

Thomas Sankara, a pan-African icon, during the 1987 coup in which he took power.
The case was referred Tuesday to the military court in Ouagadougou, after the confirmation of charges against the main defendants, including Blaise Compaoré, 34 years after the death of the “father of the Burkinabe Revolution”, according to defence lawyers and civil parties.

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