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Breaking News 11 October 2021 – Africa’s Che Guevara

October 11, 2021

Thirty-four years, almost to the day, since the shocking killing of Burkina Faso’s then President, Thomas Sankara, 14 men are going on trial, accused of complicity in the murder of the man known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”.

The charismatic Pan-Africanist was shot dead aged 37 by soldiers during a coup on 15 October 1987, which saw his close friend, Blaise Compaoré, come to power.

Thomas and Mariam Sankara on their wedding day

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” the former president’s widow Mariam Sankara told the BBC. “I want to know the truth, and who did what.”

Blaise Compaore one of the 14 accused was Sankara’s close friend and denies any role in his death.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-58842427.amp

2 Comments
  1. I hope there is true justice for all involved.

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