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Ex-Burkina Faso president Compaore apologises to family of slain predecessor

Ex-Burkina Faso president Compaore apologises to family of slain predecessor

BURKINA Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has apologised to the family of his late predecessor, Thomas Sankara, whose 1987 murder a military court found him complicit in earlier this year. Compaore was sentenced in April in absentia to life imprisonment for the murder, which occurred during the coup that brought him to power. He went on to rule for 27 years before fleeing to Ivory Coast during an uprising in 2014. Despite his conviction, Compaore returned from exile for a few days earlier this month to take part in a summit of former presidents hosted by the ruling military junta.…
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