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!