The trial of the alleged killers of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara will resume on Wednesday after having been suspended for the first time by a coup a week ago. AfricaNews reports that the trial, which began in October 2021, had been interrupted on the day of the coup when it was due to enter the phase of closing arguments. Twelve of the 14 defendants, including General Gilbert Diendéré, one of the main leaders of the army during the 1987 putsch, were present at this trial, the majority of whom pleaded not guilty, including to “complicity in murder”.