Macron, on African tour, vows to release files on Burkina hero

2017-11-28 20:31

President Emmanuel Macron has kicked off his maiden African tour by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso's assassinated leader, Thomas Sankara, hailed as a revolutionary hero in many parts of the continent.

Fresh DNA tests on body of Burkina's 'Che' inconclusive

2017-06-20 15:13

A second set of tests on the suspected remains of Burkina Faso's iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara have returned inconclusive, with "no DNA profile" to confirm it was his body, the family's lawyer has said.

Burkina Faso coup leader charged over Sankara murder

2015-12-07 08:55

Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged a general who led a failed coup in September with complicity in the 1987 assassination of President Thomas Sankara, senior security sources have told the Reuters news agency.

Widow of Thomas Sankara still seeks truth of his death

2015-06-19 09:33

Nearly three decades after the assassination of Burkina Faso’s iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara, his widow Miriam is still campaigning to shed light on his 1987 death.


ANC cadres are revolutionaries no more

2017-06-27 07:55

The ANC’s faux revolutionaries are more interested in enriching themselves, empowering their business partners and enjoying Johnny Walker Black, than in the plight of ordinary people, writes Max du Preez.

Burkina Faso Sankara family lawyer: DNA tests inconclusive

2017-06-19 21:35

A lawyer for the family of Burkina Faso's slain president's says DNA tests done in Spain were inconclusive on whether remains found in a grave were those of Thomas Sankara

Burkina leader's remains 'riddled with bullets'

2015-10-13 20:00

An autopsy on the supposed remains of Burkina Faso's iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara, who was killed in a 1987 coup, showed he was 'riddled with bullets'.

Burkina Faso to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara

2015-05-25 18:02

Burkina Faso is exhuming the graves of thirteen people including revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, whose death nearly 30 years ago in a coup has remained a mystery.

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