A supporter of Captain Thomas Sankara ho : News Photo
A supporter of Captain Thomas Sankara ho : News Photo

A supporter of Captain Thomas Sankara ho

A supporter of Captain Thomas Sankara holds a placard with Sankara's picture reading 'Justice will be made' 15 October 2007 in Ougadougou, as Sankara's widow, Mariam arrives to lay a wreath at her husband's grave on the 20th annniversary of his death. Mariam arrived 14 October 2007 on her first trip home since her husband assassination to take part in a commemoration of her husband alongside the anniversary celebrations to marked the 20th anniversary in power of President Blaise Compaore. Burkina Faso is set to be divided as it marks two paradoxical events: some will pay homage to a fallen hero and ex-leader Thomas Sankara while others celebrate the re-birth of democracy under his successor. The charismatic captain Sankara and father of the west African nation's revolution was killed on October 15, 1987 in a coup which brought his former friend and comrade-in-arms, Blaise Compaore, to power. AFP PHOTO / KAMBOU SIA (Photo credit should read KAMBOU SIA/AFP/Getty Images)


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Credit:KAMBOU SIA / Stringer
Editorial #:77334127
Date created:October 15, 2007
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Object name:Par1568391
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