1987 Burkinabé coup d'état

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1987 Burkinabé coup d'état
Location Burkina Faso AU Africa.svg
Date15 October 1987
Location
12°21′26″N 1°32′7″W / 12.35722°N 1.53528°W / 12.35722; -1.53528Coordinates: 12°21′26″N 1°32′7″W / 12.35722°N 1.53528°W / 12.35722; -1.53528
Result

Coup attempt succeeds.

Belligerents

Government

Military faction
NPFL
Supported by:
Libya[1]
France
United States
Israel
Côte d'Ivoire
Togo
Mali[2]
Commanders and leaders
Thomas Sankara Executed Blaise Compaoré
Jean-Baptiste Boukary Lingani
Henri Zongo
Charles Taylor
1987 Burkinabé coup d'état is located in Burkina Faso
1987 Burkinabé coup d'état
Nexus of coup in Ouagadougou (marked green), Burkina Faso

The 1987 Burkinabé coup d'état was a coup d'état by the Burkina Faso Armed Forces. It happened in Ouagadougou on 15 October 1987. It was started by Captain Blaise Compaoré against the President Thomas Sankara, who was his friend.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.thomassankara.net/kadhafi-et-le-burkina-une-histoire-damour-et-dinterets-dabdoulaye-ly/
  2. http://webdoc.rfi.fr/burkina-faso-qui-a-fait-tuer-sankara/chap-03/
  3. "A FRIENDSHIP DIES IN A BLOODY COUP". The New York Times. 26 October 1987. Retrieved 22 December 2018.