Burkina Faso is set to hold its election today, on Sunday, the first since the October 2014 popular uprising that toppled the nation's long-time leader, President Blaise Compaore, and which led to a turbulent period of transition.
Observers say the poll will be the most fair and democratic in Burkina Faso's history, especially since this will be the first time no incumbent is on the ballot.
Tahirou Barry, one of 14 presidential candidates, said: "We have a real chance for democracy here. For the first time, the incumbent President is not a candidate. This leaves the voters free of pressure and there is fair play in the process.
By Temitope Bamidele