A French MP has called for an official inquiry into France’s role in the assassination of leftist icon Thomas Sankara, who was the president of Burkina Faso at the time. Sankara, often called “Africa’s Che Guevara”, headed a popular socialist revolution but was killed, many allege, thanks to the secret services of the United States and France.

Sankara’s reforms included nationalization of natural resources, refusal of foreign aid, debt repudiation, feminist legislation, environmental protection, land redistribution and he even declared the year of 1985 to be rent-free.

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