a little over 31 years ago the president of burkina faso thomas sankara was murdered in a coup instigated by h
A little over 31 years ago, the president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara, was murdered in a coup instigated by his former friend and army captain, Blaise Compaoré. Compaoré went on to become president, a position he retained until October 2014.
like so many autocrats burkina faso s repressive former president blaise compaore thought he would reign forev
Like so many autocrats, Burkina Faso's repressive former president, Blaise Compaore, thought he would reign forever. Now justice closes in as France approves extradition of his brother for murder of the publisher of an independent newspaper.