Burkina Faso: Ex-leader Blaise Compaore faces 30 years over Sankara murder
10 February 2022 | 11:00 am
Ex-leader Blaise Compaore is on trial for the 1987 murder of Thomas Sankara, a revered revolutionary leader. Sankara's death coincided with a coup that installed Campaore in power for 27 years.
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Several armored vehicles of the presidential fleet, stained with blood and riddled with bullets, could be seen near the president's residence on Monday morning after reports emerged that Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore had been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers. It was not immediately clear if Kabore was in the vehicle when the attack took place but residents of the president's neighborhood reported heavy gunfire overnight.
Residents in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Monday celebrated the detention of President Roch Kabore. Singing and chanting, many walked, some rode motorbikes, to Guillaume Oueadrogo army camp. Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, four security sources and a West African diplomat said on Monday.
Burkina Faso's military is said to be holding President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. His detention comes after months of protests over his government's failure to curb terrorist attacks.
Burkina Faso's military announced on state TV that it had taken control of the country after detaining President Roch Kabore.
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