Iconic West African leader Sankara reburied in Burkina FasoFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The late Burkina Faso revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara was reburied Thursday, eight years after his body was exhumed as part of an investigation.
Burkina Faso junta faced with protests over exiled ex-leaderJuly 8, 2022 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters in Burkina Faso demonstrated Friday against the return of former President Blaise Compaore, as the ruling junta faltered in its efforts to hold a summit on the crisis of jihadi violence.
Burkina Faso’s ex-leader Compaore returns for crisis meetingJuly 7, 2022 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's former President Blaise Compaore returned to the West African country Thursday, the first time since being ousted in a popular uprising eight years ago.
Burkina Faso tribunal sentences ex-leader Compaore to lifeApril 6, 2022 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military tribunal has sentenced ex-President Blaise Compaore to life imprisonment for complicity in the murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in 1987 and for undermining state security.
Burkina Faso starts trial on killing of ex-leader SankaraOctober 11, 2021 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A military court in Burkina Faso on Monday started the trial of 14 people including former President Blaise Compaore for the killing of influential leftist leader Thomas Sankara, who was ousted as president by Compaore in a 1987 coup.