Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso, grew around the imperial palace of the Mogho Naaba. Ouagadougou grand market, one of the largest markets in West Africa, which burned in 2003 and has since been reopened.
In West Africa people eat LOTS of YAMS! They aren't like the sweet potato yams we eat here. They are very starchy like potatoes, but gluey, and they are pounded into a yummy dough you eat with sauce, or boiled or fried.