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Burkina Faso's exiled ex-president, Blaise Compaoré, is to be tried for the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara, a pan-African icon, during the 1987 coup in which he took power.

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This is news. Reminder: Thomas Sankara was known as the Che Guevara of Africa—he was a Marxist revolutionary who liberated Burkina Faso from imperial rule & embarked on a radical program to uplift millions of Africans in his country...until he was murdered by his no.2, this guy..
 
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i am assuming france won’t be held accountable though right?
 
Will the CIA and the other counterparts implicated also face charges?
 
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The highest level of HYPOCRISY: When Brits wanted to leave the EU🇪🇺 the UK government 🇬🇧 held a #Referendum Now the Biafrans want to leave Nigeria 🇳🇬 & the same UK gov supply weapons & training their footsoldiers to kill biafrans. pic.twitter.com/KqnPIA4cHl
 
Name and shame the western governments that helped him assassinate Sankara too.
 
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The western govts he colluded with will make sure he doesn't expose them.
 
And we’re to believe France had nothing to do with it? That he acted without western backing & support?
 
Good. Jail the french too while your at it. Sankara is 1 of 22 african leaders the french had a hand in assassinating since the 60s
 
Today is a good day
 
 
May all African leaders who kill those who wanted to build Africa burn in hell.
 
Legend has it that the late Ghana's president J. Rawlings having sniffed whims of a coupe warned Sankara but he said Blaise was his friend n if he chose to kill him, so be it. On the D day, he told the rest,"Don't panic, I know they've come for me,"
 
My daughter is named for Sankara. I cant wait to make a pilgrimage to Burkina Faso with her to visit his hometown and grave site. As for Compaoré, his stolen wealth must be recuperated and his influenced neutralized. Im not confidant that the current system will lead to justice.
 
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Did BBC support this coup as well? Of course they did.
 
This is the best news I have heard today💯💯
 
This is the best news I have heard this year. REST IN POWER COMRADE SANKARA pic.twitter.com/mcpVuxNHHo
 
o7 to the best ML to ever live.

Fuck this dipshit hope he's found guilty
 
The CIA should be tried too
 
Burkina Faso🇧🇫's exiled ex-president, Blaise Compaoré, is to be tried for the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara, a pan-African icon, during the 1987 coup in which he took power.
 
Should be trying French and IMF officials too
 
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When you betray or sell your brother, even your co-conspirators will never trust you. Now, where are the CIA agents that instigated the assassination of this great African Patriot.
 
Allah be giving us a great blessing on the first day of Ramadan! Alhamdullilah!
 
 
سانكارا كان عدو فرنسا الكولونيالية فعمل على استصلاح الأراضي وتحقيق الاكتفاء الذاتي للتحرر من الاستعمار. وكان عدو النظام القبلي فمنع ختان الإناث وتعدد الزوجات. وكان عدو الجهل فبنى المدارس والمراكز الصحية وأطلق حملات تلقيح. فرنسا مسؤولة عن قتل سانكارا وعن قتل شعب وعن قتل قارّة.
 
ستتم محاكمة رئيس بوركينا فاسو السابق المنفي ، #بليز_كومباوري ، بتهمة اغتيال سلفه #توماس_سانكارا ، أحد رموز عموم إفريقيا ، خلال انقلاب عام 1987 الذي تولى فيه السلطة.
 
“It’s not up to us to betray, it’s up to them to betray”

Words that make me shudder with chills each time. pic.twitter.com/jPGbnFqut4
 
 
 
 
Bastard killed the sole principled & visionary leader Africa ever had & robbed us of so many possibilities as a continent. I hate that he lived such a full life already.
 
 
 
 
Beware of the ides of March. Though they take long, they will certainly come
 
France bout assassinate Compaoré to keep him from talking about their involvement in Sankara's murder. Au revóir you slimy bastard.
 
Only a death sentence will suffice. This thug derailed the progress of an entire nation because of his greed and evil
 
 
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Imagine what Burkina Faso could have achieved if Thomas Sankara had lived! Socialist Revolutions need to be tough because the west will always hire parasites like Blaise to kill progressives and therefore hope.
 
We hope that one day, @KagutaMuseveni goes for trial for killing Dr. John Garang. Justice will one day prevail.
 
When will France be going on Trial?
 
 
Great News!
Hero Sankara will never be forgotten
His legacy immortalized via his love/work for humanity
Assassins couldn't conceal his glory

Ebubedike !

Colonial Masters always using greedy enablers to accomplish dirty jobs

#GenocideInSouthernCameroons
#EndAnglophoneCrisis
 
While we seek justice, may we try to implement his ideas too. @VibanAK you should be very happy to hear this.
 
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It's never too late to give justice and a nice final send-off even if it is 34 years later to Thomas Sankara , one of the best of us, as Africans and humans.
 
Compaoré must out the powers that sponsored the atrocity.
 
 
 
 
And the French/US forces who provided aid and support of the coup? Any trial for them?
 
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Good way to deal with sellouts.
 
What goes around comes around... #DeepState @MutahiNgunyi @David_Murathe_ a time will come when the Kenyattas and Mois will pay dearly... Kwa sasa, call us FOOLISH! #UhuruMalizaUende Cc. @OleItumbi
 
The major crux is will he be extradited to face trial?
If not, everything else is symbolic and not true justice.
 
The evil that men do, lives after them. Time for justice is at hand.
 
Justice Must be Served. The Struggle of Thomas Sankara will never go in vain.
 
 
Ele não fez isso sozinho!
Os países imperialistas que o apoiaram militar e internacionalmente também serão julgados???
 
Who would have thought ? #BurkinaFaso must find solace in the fact that Justice wins remember 'the wheels of justice turn slowly but grind exceedingly fine' #Sankara pic.twitter.com/ODjPU65I41
 
how I’ll sleep the day they execute this man by firing squad pic.twitter.com/9EYiNKoyf9
 
Wasteman

He is scum
 
I love it. One day, all the Nigerian military and government personnel who murdered innocent Nigerians at Lekki Tollgate on 20-10-20 will get what’s coming to them. We will not forget. #EndSARS
 
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Their sins shall surely live with them. Not after them. Good move.🤔
 
I was so sad when I heard while a teenager that Sankara was murdered by this geezer. So life will catch up with you too one day?
 
Criminals in South Africa conspired to kill #ChrisHani, they've been running the Country on behalf of the West and the Afrikaner minority for 26years. The population elects them every five years.

This is the African way.
 
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justice for a Son of the soil
 
Thank God Finally!!
 
YES!!! THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL 🕊️❤️💪🏾
 
One of the reasons you should consider before making yourself a useful asset for terrible intentions..you’re always dispensable...

Blaise Compaore never thought this day would come...
 
Even if he's acquitted at least we've got this cool reaction photo
 
 
 
The long arm of law...
 
This is what I call the real news. Thomas Sankara can't just be forgotten like that. Anyone whose blood of this great man is in his hand must pay "bigly".
#SSOT #JusticeMustPrevail
 
If providence decides to lavish Buhari with longevity the way it lavished him with non-functional brain cells, he will surely answer for all his misdeeds.
 
Inshallah this criminal will be brought to justice.
 
All traitors who sell Africa out must all be taken to trials, people are sick and tired of how terrible leaders they're.
#SSOT #RJ
 
 
its news like these that makes you appreciate how invincible and smart Rawlings was.
 
Hang him! Bloody oxygen stealer.
 
 
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Finally ,may this be a lesson to other president's who think they above the law
 
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He must sing like a bird we wanna know who worked with him when he killed Sankara and look him up after that
 
 
 
I hope East African leaders are watching. The chickens come home to roost, eventually.
 
 
 
 
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Finally! Something to hope for...
 
The wheels of justice grinds slow but eventually its served
 
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De klerk u next, SA hope you watching
 
The wheels of justice turn slowly but never stop grinding.
 
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