Burkina Faso Issues International arrest warrant over murder case

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Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of former president Thomas Sankara,Al Jazeera reports.

According to the report, “Sankara, a revolutionary figure who is still a hero to many in West Africa, was killed on October 15, 1987, during the coup that brought his friend and former comrade-in-arms Compaore to power.”

At least five others, mostly former soldiers, have been charged in connection with Sankara’s killing – including Gilbert Diendere, Compaore’s former chief-of-staff, who led a failed coup in September.