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Thomas Sankara: Court Sentences Ex-Burkina Faso President Compaore to Life Imprisonment

Long at last, justice has been served for the family Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's first president, as former President Blaise Compaoré is sentenced to life in jail for his murder by a Burkinabe court. Mr Sankara was slain on October 15, 1987, during a coup headed by his friend and comrade-in-arms, Mr Compaoré. The long-awaited verdict on Wednesday brought to...