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Trial of former Burkinabe leader, Compaore delayed by court

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Isaac Kaledzi
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Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.
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The trial of former leader of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore has been delayed by a court in that country. He and some of his cabinet members are standing trial for their roles in alleged killing of protesters in 2014.

Mr. Compaore’s rule for 27-years came to an end during that protest which was protesting an attempt to extend his rule.

Thousands of Burkina Faso nationals poured unto the streets to demonstrate leading to Mr. Compaore fleeing the country and bringing an end to his rule.

The Burkina Faso high court’s president Mathieu Ouedraogo said “After concertation, we agreed to meet on May 4 at 9:00 a.m.” That was after a request from a lawyer for the defence team in the case.

Reuters reported that More than 25 ministers from Compaore’s former cabinet turned up at court on Thursday.

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Mr. Compaore is still in exile in neighbouring Ivory Coast where he fled to when his government was toppled in 2014.

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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