The difference between Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou?

Ouagadougou is surely better known in the West than Bobo-Dioulasso, but Burkina’s second city would give the capital a run for its money in a popularity contest.

What relationship do local residents of Bobo have with Ouaga though? I recently hit the streets to ask people as part of episode 9 of Na baro kè .

A few major thematic highlights of the episode for me are:

  • The role of Mooré vs Jula and its connection to Mossi vs other ethnic groups’ identity in Burkina

  • Ouaga’s economic rise over Bobo

  • The sense that Bobo is a more agreeable place to live

Watch for yourself and let me know what you think!