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Who Killed Thomas Sankara? Trial Opens, 34 Years After His Death.

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The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, an anticolonial leader celebrated across the continent, was assassinated in 1987. Now 14 men, including the president who took his place, are on trial.
DAKAR, Senegal — One of the most highly anticipated trials ever to take place in Africa opened on Monday in the capital of Burkina Faso, aiming to establish who killed Thomas Sankara, the country's former president and a revolutionary leader renowned across the…
Ruth Maclean
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