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Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s hero close to getting justice

Justice for charismatic Burkina Faso leader, Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated in a military coup, is close as his case was transferred to Ouagadougou military court.

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According to reports, Thomas Sankara was killed thirty three years ago, 1987. Attorneys concerned with the case confirmed that it had been moved to the military court.

“The investigating judge in charge of the case issued his order for referral to the control chamber of the Ouagadougou military court, which notified the lawyers of the different parties”, Bénéwendé Sankara, the family lawyer.

Thomas was the first president of Burkina Faso at the age of 33. He was reputed for his revolutionary ideas that was all inclusive. He scrapped female genital mutilation in Burkina Faso.

He was responsible for changing the country’s name from the Republic of Upper Volta to Burkina Faso and the people, Burkinabe.

He ran eco-friendly programmes like the national agenda of planting over 10 million trees to combat the growing desertification of the Sahel.

He ended the feudalism in Burkina Faso and redistributed lands from the landlords to peasants, suspending rural poll taxes and domestic rents and establishing a road and railway construction programme

Regarded as the father of revolution, Sankara is notable for the saying “While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas” a week before he was killed.

“This order makes it possible to affirm that sufficient elements have been gathered to allow holding a trial on the tragic events of 15 October, 1987,” said lawyer Sankara.

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Security Clash Kills One in Nigeria

While the reason for the clash is still unfounded, death claims by both sides do not tally either.

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On Friday, 22 January, the Eastern Security Network set up for the Indigenous People Of Biafra clashed with the Nigerian Army.

The reason for the clash remains unknown but the brawl claimed a life, according to the Nigerian Government and five lives according to IPOB.

The fight happened at 34 Artillery Brigade in Obinze, Okporo community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Eastern Nigerian.

The clash began when Army officials stormed the area occupied by the ESN which was set up in December 2020 by IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Five other persons sustained injuries and several buildings were destroyed and burnt during the clash.

According to local media, the clash was as a result of the alleged killing of an army official in the community. It is not clear if the ESN killed the army official.

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UK Officials Outcry Religious Disrespect in Sri Lanka

The Guardian reported that among the 274 COVID-19 related deaths in Sri Lanka, majority of victims were forcefully cremated.

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The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Sarah Hulton on Tuesday denounced the continued disrespect for religious preference in the country.

She insisted that families of victims were to be allowed to dispose of their dead according to their religious preference that are in line with international guidelines.

The Guardian reported that among the 274 COVID-19 related deaths in Sri Lanka, majority of victims were forcefully cremated.

The practice was mandatory according to the provisions of Sri Lanka’s Provisional Clinical Practice Guidelines on COVID-19 affected issued on March 31, 2020.

The Buddhist majority community cremated even bodies of Muslim affected which has drawn condemnation from Muslim countries, the UN and other administrations.

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Houthis Demand for Palestinian Prisoners

Houthi revolutionaries have refused to release Saudi military detainees and demand freedom of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the military detainees.

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The Palestinian detainees belong to the Hamas group in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi authorities had held approximately about 60 Palestinians in its cells including senior Hamas leader.

The group revealed that they imprisoned the Saudi pilots and army officials and that they would not be freed until the Palestinian detainees in Saudi Arabia were also released.

The Saudi authorities are yet to comment on the proposal by the rebels which was first stated in March. They were asked to free Palestinian hostages in exchange for five Saudi internees.

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