Murder trial of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara begins

The trial of 14 people accused of plotting the assassination of Burkina Faso’s former president Thomas Sankara started on Monday, 34 years after he was gunned down in one of the most infamous killings in modern African history. Sankara – a charismatic Marxist revolutionary widely known as “Africa’s Che Guevara” – was killed in 1987… Read More Murder trial of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara begins