Burkina Faso: Former president sentenced to life over Sankara murder

Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara

A military tribunal in Burkina Faso has sentenced former President Blaise Compaore to life imprisonment for complicity in the 1987 murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara.

Compaore, who is in exile, was tried in absentia.

His former head of security, Hyacinthe Kafando, was also sentenced to life imprisonment.

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