Two musicians hope for their big break as they prepare for an annual jazz festival in Burkina Faso.
Suspected extremists have killed several foreigners during a raid at a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, officials say. At least two assailants were shot dead as police secured the area.
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch.
Images of women abound on the placards for the Fespaco Film Festival in Ouagadougou. Sometimes smiling. Sometimes recoiling in horror at rape, abuse and disillusionment.
At least 33 people have been rescued from a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital after being taken hostage by Islamist militants. An al Qaeda-linked militant group claimed responsibility for the "revenge against France."
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