Sankara Murder Trial: Compaoré’s Absence Is ‘Shame’, Sankara’s Widow Tells FRANCE 24


Thomas Sankara’s widow, Mariam Sankara, had to flee Burkina Faso with her two children after the murder in 1987. Today she is back in Ouagadougou for the opening of the trial. The former first lady told Jowharthat the absence of former President Blaise Compaoré, the main suspect, was a “disgrace”. “I really hope this essay sheds some light,” he added.

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