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Thomas Sankara

(1949—1987)


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1949–1987 Revolutionary leader and former president of Burkina Faso.

On October 15 1987, Thomas Sankara was assassinated in a coup led by troops loyal to Captain Blaise Compaoré. The Compaoré ...

Subjects: African Studies.


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