BREAKING: Burkina Faso Issues Arrest Warrant For Compaore Over Killing Of Sankara


An arrest warrant has been issued for ousted Burkina Faso leader, Blaise Compaore, over his alleged role in the 1987 murder of ex-President Thomas Sankara, judicial sources say.

Mr Compaore’s ally, Gen Gilbert Diendere, was recently charged in connection with the killing.

Both men have denied any wrongdoing. Mr Compaore is in exile in Ivory Coast after being forced to resign last year.

Mr Sankara, a left-wing radical, is considered a hero for many Africans.