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


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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