Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Burkina Faso reach the Africa Cup of Nations Final

The weekend began with street parties and a sheer sense of absolute optimism. Trucks and cars adorned with the Burkina Faso flag, which has quadrupled in price in the last week, trawled the streets blasting anthems praising 'Les Etallons' [The Stallions].

"I've never seen an eagle take a stallion so my Nigerian fellows better be careful," said 24-year-old Solomon Porgo as he stood among the thousands of fans clustered around one of the huge outdoor screens set up all over the capital.  To read the rest of this report, please click on this link to the BBC website.  Or if you want to listen to the report on the BBC, please click on this link.

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