Security forces say that Burkina Faso's president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, has been detained by soldiers. A statement was released by the president urging dialogue on Twitter, but it's not confirmed if he composed the message himself.
A new report from the Washington Post revealed this week that the U.S. military has opened a new front, a surveillance front, in Africa against al-Qaeda. Small planes are being used extensive to gather intelligence on Qaeda operations all around Africa's embattled states.
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.
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.
The 8th annual Waga Hip-Hop festival is under way in West Africa and the focus this year is on African female rappers.
The 8th annual Waag Hip-Hop festival is under way in West Africa and the focus this year is on African female rappers. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Sasha Gankin about the festival and some of the women artists on the bill.