France detains ex-Burkina Faso president's brother over murder case


François Compaore was arrested at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday in connection with the killing in 1998 of journalist Norbert Zongo who became a symbol of repression during his brother Blaise Compaore’s 27-year rule in Burkina Faso, which ended in 2014 after a popular uprising.

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François Compaore, the younger brother of former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore, was taken into custody by French authorities on Sunday in connection with the murder of a journalist, his lawyer said, reports FRANCE 24.