With the trial of the alleged killers of Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara’s under since October, we take a look at the destinies of eight African presidents who were assassinated. In this first part of our series, we revisit the death of Togolese President Sylvanus Olympio, which occurred on the night of 12 and 13 January 1963.
This is part 2 of an 8-part series
The sun had not yet fully risen over the city of N’Djamena on Sunday 13 April 1975. The tired gendarmes had not been able to sleep for the past few hours. Positioned on the left bank of the Chari River, they gathered under the cover of darkness. Discreetly, they implemented their leaders’ plan.