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Blaise Compaore charged in Sankara's killing

An arrest warrant is issued against the former leader of Burkina Baso. Blaise Compaoré, who's in exile in Ivory Coast, is wanted in connection with the 1987 killing of his predecessor, the revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara. Burundi's Parliament rejects the idea of an African Union peacekeeping mission. Lamine Diack denies having asked the then-president of the Russian track and field federation for money to finance Macky Sall's successful bid for the presidency in 2011.

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