Ouaga's Kwame Nkrumah One Year After Attacks

In light of the one year anniversary of the 2016 attacks in Ouagadougou that left 30 dead and 56 wounded, RFI Mandenkan's Burkina correspondent Saint-Avarice Barro recently did some great reporting from the city's famed Avenue Kwame Nkrumah.

Avenue kwame nkrumah

Despite some sad statements about peoples' continued fear to be out late or be caught eating next to tùbabú, the clip is great because of the extended testimonies in Jula of bar owners, clients and a tea vendor. While they confirm that the strip's nightlife has taken a hit, they ultimately call for people to fight back by embracing their díya-n-yé-kó (lit. "thing that I like affairs") and enjoying a hot night on one of the city's terraces. I was happy to do so this past August and I look forward to doing same the next time I'm back in Ouaga!

Here is the clipped segment which I'm putting up for easy access since RFI Mandenkan doesn't link to individual stories: