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Thomas Sankara, pan-African icon who wanted to 'decolonise minds'

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NicknamedAfrica's Che Guevara, Thomas Sankara declared he wanted to "decolonise minds". But his revolutionary dreams were brutally cut short when he was gunned down in a 1987 coup after just four years in power. On Wednesday, a military court handed life terms to a trio of men accused of playing the key roles in his assassination, including his former comrade-in-arms, Blaise Compaore, who succeeded him as president and went on to rule for 27 years. FRANCE 24's International Affairs Editor Philip Turle tells us more.

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