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

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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.