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General News of Monday, 4 March 2019


Rawlings, Kabore unveil Thomas Sankara’s statue

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has joined Burkinabe President Christian Mac Roch Kabore in unveiling a statue in honour of late Burkinabe leader, Thomas Sankara.

Mr. Sankara was murdered on October 15, 1987, together with 12 of his officials in a coup d’etat staged by his once an upon a time friend, Blaise Compare, who later became President of Burkina Faso.

Former President Rawlings in a tweet on the statue said “joined Burkinabe president
@rochkaborepf at a solemn ceremony in Ouagadougou today to unveil Thomas Sankara’s Statue as part of the grand Sankara Memorial Monument.”

The late President Sankara was born on December 21, 1949.