Burkina Faso’s Ex-President Compaoré Charged in 1987 Killing of Predecessor Thomas Sankara | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Burkina Faso’s Ex-President Compaoré Charged in 1987 Killing of Predecessor Thomas Sankara

Before his 1987 killing, Burkinabe President Thomas Sankara predicted his defiance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), debts to which he encouraged African nations to refuse to pay, would get him killed.

Blaise Compaoré, the ousted former president of Burkina Faso, has been charged alongside 14 other people in connection with the 1987 killing of his predecessor, the pan-African communist revolutionary Sankara.

According to court documents viewed by Reuters, a Burkinabe military tribunal has charged Compaoré with complicity in the October 15, 1987, assassination of then-President Sankara. The charges include undermining state security and receiving cadavers.

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