EDITORIAL | Burkina Faso’s insistence that justice be served sends the right message

Blaise Compaore’s indictment for assassination of Thomas Sankara shows Africa is tired of human rights abusers

15 April 2021 - 19:16

In a small west African country with minimal global influence, a major decision was taken this week that would send a chilling message to many human rights abusers across the continent who believe themselves to be invincible.

A military court, itself an undemocratic institution, announced that it has indicted ousted Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore for the 1987 assassination of his widely popular predecessor, Thomas Sankara...

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