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Thomas Sankara African Revolutionary

When one of Africa's most famous radical leaders was gunned down in a coup in Burkina Faso in 1987

One of Africa's most famous radical leaders, Captain Thomas Sankara, was gunned down in a coup in Burkina Faso in October 1987. His overthrow was orchestrated by his old friend, Blaise Compaore. We hear from Thomas Sankara's brother, Paul.

Photo: Captain Thomas Sankara in Zimbabwe, Aug 1986. AFP/Getty Images

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