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Assassination of Thomas Sankara: The First French Archives Sent to the Justice of Burkina Faso

The Burkinabe justice is in possession of a first batch of archival documents declassified by France as part of the investigation into the assassination of Thomas Sankara, howafrica reports. This first batch is composed of the archives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense.

Since the assassination of Thomas Sankara, the Burkinabé justice is struggling to find the culprits because a lot of evidence and other documents related to the investigation remained with the colonizer (France). So, a first batch of declassified archival documents in France as part of the investigation into the assassination of Thomas Sankara has been handed over to the Burkinabè court.

Assassination of Thomas Sankara: the first French archives transmitted to the justice of Burkina Faso

A little over a year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron promised Burkina Faso to make available archival documents as part of the investigation into the death of President Thomas Sankara in 1987.

France has forwarded these declassified archival documents, hundreds of hearings and recordings hitherto classified as “defense secret”, to the Burkinabe judicial system through diplomatic channels on 9 November.

Assassination of Thomas Sankara: the first French archives transmitted to the justice of Burkina Faso

The investigating judge in the Thomas Sankara case proceeds with the classification of the documents. It consists of listing all the documents or documents received, classifying them and assigning them numbers in order to facilitate their operation. A tedious job that will take time.

A second batch of documents should also be sent to Burkina Faso in the coming weeks.

These archives should bring new revelations about the assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Thomas Sankara, born on December 21, 1949 in Yako, Upper Volta, and murdered on October 15, 1987, while in a meeting at the Entente Council headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is a statesman against -Perialist, pan-Africanist and altermondialist, then Burkina Faso, head of state of the Republic of Upper Volta renamed Burkina Faso, from 1983 to 1987

-Economist

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