Burkina Faso orders Sankara's exhumation

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The government of Burkina Faso has ordered the exhumation of the remains of Thomas Sankara, the former president who was killed in a 1987 coup.

The move means the remains can be formally identified - a long-standing demand of Mr Sankara's supporters, who wanted proof that the remains were his.

Mr Sankara - seen as Africa's Che Guevara - was hastily buried in a coup led by his successor, Blaise Compaore.

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