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Burkina Faso: Remembering Sankara, rebel who renamed a country
By Armel Baily
Ouagadougou, Oct 13, 2017 (AFP) - Thirty years ago, the leader of Burkina Faso's revolution, Thomas Sankara, was cut down in a hail of bullets -- a bloody end to a turbulent yet charismatic life that today has gained cult status in Africa.
The young army captain who took power in the deeply poor nation in 1983 has been nicknamed "Africa's Che Guevara," a monicker that reflects his anti-impe ...