Body of Thomas Sankara to be exhumed after 30 years
10th March 2015 Thomas Sankara’s family has finally emerged victorious after about thirty years of his death, as Burkina Faso’s interim government have given the go ahead for the exhumation of the supposed grave the visionary revolutionary from the country.
For the past 30 years, the Sankara family has appealed to the ousted president, and Sankara’s former best friend Blaise Compaore to let them confirm if the person in the grave was their son, but consistently met a brick wall. They have had doubts for a while that wasn’t really their son in the cemetery in the country’s capital and will now be able to confirm or ease their fears.
Thomas Sankara, in his four year tenure in power doubled the number of children in schools, reduced infant mortality, redistributed land from feudal landlords to peasants and planted 10 million trees that still help shade Ouagadougou, the capital.