Burkina Faso government authorizes exhumation of Sankara's remains

March 5, 2015 5:31 PM

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Burkina Faso government authorizes exhumation of Sankara's remains

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's interim government has authorized the exhumation and testing of remains from the tomb of former president Thomas Sankara, a step toward a full investigation into his killing in a coup in 1987.

Sankara's relatives have for years sought permission for the body to be tested, saying they suspect it may not be that of Sankara, who died in the takeover that brought former ally Blaise Compaore to power.

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