Burkina opens trial into Sankara assassination

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The trial opens in a military court in Ouagadougou of 14 men accused in the assassination of Burkina Faso's leftwing leader Thomas Sankara nearly 34 years ago. Sankara was gunned down after just four years in power during a putsch led by his comrade-in-arms, Blaise Compaore, who is being tried in absentia.

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