Rebellion in Burkina Faso 1987

[ 1987 ]

[Sankara's] inchoate concentration of power helped lead to a bloody rebellion led by Compaore, longtime upright friend and minister of state and justice, on October 15, 1987. In Ouagadougou (Wagaduga), the capital, rival groups of soldiers exchanged heavy gunfire, killing about 100 people; Sankara and 12 of his aides were shot to death and hastily buried in a mass grave. Compaore became president, continued many of Sankara's policies, and headed a largely civilian and multiparty government in the 1990s.

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