According to AFP and BBC an arrest warrant has been issued for ousted Burkina Faso leader, Blaise Compaore, over his alleged role in the 1987 murder of ex-President Thomas Sankara. Mr Compaore’s ally, Gen Gilbert Diendere, was recently charged in connection with the killing.
Both men have denied any wrongdoing. Mr Compaore is in exile in Cote d’Ivoire after being forced to resign last year.
The good or evil that men and women do when they occupy high political, executive, legislative, judicial or security offices must live after them. Hence everybody who presides over the affairs of others should be just and should be seen to be just in order for history to absolve them.
The lessons are just too evident to ignore.