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The Life and Death of Thomas Sankara

It is now more than 30 years since Thomas Sankara, the short lived leader of Burkina Faso, was assassinated by his former comrades. He was only in power for four years - but his brief rule is now the topic of a new play showing in London. Newsday's Michael Rossi went to see it.

(Photo: President of Burkina Faso Captain Thomas Sankara in 1986. Credits: AFP/Getty Images)

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