Mariam Sankara, Thomas Sankara’s widow returns to Burkina Faso after 27 years (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Ouagadougou – Mariam Sankara, the widow of Burkina Faso’s ex-President Thomas Sankara, returned home today after 27 years.

She arrived in Ouagadougou on Thursday to assist in investigation of her husband’s assassination, according to officials.

Sankara will also attend the national convention of Sankarist parties between May 16 to 17, 2015.

Sankara led Burkina Faso’s revolution from Aug. 4, 1983, until his assassination on Oct. 15, 1987, after which Compaore took over power.

In early May, Burkina Faso’s military tribunal appealed to witnesses in his murder to get in touch with competent authorities, two weeks after his grave was sealed off.

Since the death of her husband, Sankara has been living in France, and returned to Burkina Faso once in 2007.

She is equally expected to be interviewed by the military judicial authorities who are investigating Sankara’s assassination.

Photo credit: Ismaël Compaoré
Video credit: Burkina 24

  1. Anonymous Reply

    RIP the upright Man.

  2. Anonymous Reply

    The Frenfh can deceived us eome time, but they can never decived us all the time. Its out tge french and Paris to be particular live Africa

  3. Anonymous Reply

    This is too emotional. Africa is a pathetic continent whose tears and painful laughters defines it’s hopelessness.

  4. Anonymous Reply

    Thomas legacy is living. For Bless you will pay the price of Betrayal. And to those African leaders, remember that what belongs to people must be given to them. Justice must prevail one day.

  5. Anonymous Reply

    Le complot ayant abouti a l”assassinat de thomas etait parti de cote d”ivoire. Alassan watara doit etre interroge si l”on veut retablir les faits.

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  7. Anonymous Reply

    The greatest president Africa has ever produced

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