Former Burkina Faso President, Blaise Compaore is to stand trial for the murder of Thomas Sankara, the man who he ousted in 1987, a military tribunal has announced.

Mr Compaore was forced into exile in 2014 after he attempted to change the law to extend his rule while a warrant for his arrest was issued in 2015.

A military tribunal on Tuesday indicted him for “attack on state security, complicity in murder and concealment of corpse.”

Thirteen other people were among those charged along with the former president.

BBC