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Blaise Compaore charged in Thomas Sankara's murder.

Former Bukina Faso President Blaise Compaore has been charged on Tuesday in connection with the murder of former President Thomas Sankara who was murder in 1987.

A military tribunal on Tuesday charged Compaore with complicity in the assassination, undermining state security and receiving cadavers, a court document seen by Reuters showed.Compaore's former right-hand man, General Gilbert Diendere, was also charged with several crimes related to Sankara's killing, including complicity in the assassination.

The death of Sankara, who became a Pan-African figure and nicknamed the "African Che", was a taboo subject during the 27 years in power of Blaise Compaoré, himself overthrown by a popular uprising in 2014

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