Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso's protests broke 27 years of fear and silence

Marco Werman, host of PRI's The World, started his journalism career in Ouagadougou in 1987 just weeks before a bloody coup. The man who took power, Blaise Compaoré, ruled for 27 years before protests forced him out of office last week. Marco remembers the fear and silence that gripped the country then too.

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The World's Marco Werman profiles a singer from the West African country of Burkina Faso. His name is Victor Deme and he put out his first album at the age of 46.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the capital of Burkina Faso. It's where a major African film festival is under way. The answer is Ouagadougou. The BBC's Audrey Brown has been covering the film festival all week. She speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

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Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

Today's answer to our Geo Quiz is the African country of Burkina Faso, where as many as 5 million citizens will get free birth certificates as part of a new government program. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from Rheal Drisdelle, who works for the group, Plan International.

Lifestyle & Belief

Quiet greening of West Africa

The Sahel region of West Africa is being hit hard by climate change. But from the country of Burkina Faso, Mark Hertsgaard spotlights a small green miracle that's helping farmers fight the warming trend. The secret, he says, is trees. On PRI's The World.

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Gadhafi loyalists flee to Niger

A convoy of over 200 vehicles believed to be carrying loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi crossed Libya's southern border into Niger on Tuesday. The loyalists are thought to be heading to Burkina Faso, which has offered the fugitive Libyan leader asylum.