Two musicians hope for their big break as they prepare for an annual jazz festival in Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso in West Africa is well known for its religious and cultural tolerance. But several large-scale extremist attacks in the region are putting this to the test. One man is using theater to fight back.
Armed gunmen have attacked Burkina Faso's army headquarters in Ouagadougou, with violence also reported near the French embassy. A French envoy to the region described the incident as a "terrorist attack."
A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could undermine security in the Sahel.
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.
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