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Burkina Faso

Mariam Sankara

Date of Birth: 26 March 1953

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Pressure mounts on Zida

On 1 November Mariam Sankara the widow of Thomas Sankara who was believed to have been murdered by Compaoré during the October 1987 coup that brought him to power issued a statement from her French exile calling for the deposed Compaoré to be brought to justice (AC Vol 55 No 7 Tight spot for Blaise)...

Tight spot for Blaise

Aside from corruption charges Compaoré is vulnerable to the accusation that he murdered his predecessor Captain Thomas Sankara whose widow Mariam Sankara still campaigns for justice from her exile in France...

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