After 34 Years, Murder Trial of Former Burkina Faso President and 12 Others Begins

A trial on the assassination of Burkina Faso’s former president, Thomas Sankara, begins Monday, more than three decades after he and 12 others were killed in a 1987 coup. Former President Blaise Compaoré, the main defendant in the trial, who lives in exile in Ivory Coast, will not be attending. Henry Wilkins reports from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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