I just spent 3 days in Ouagadougou--3 long days. The city is ugly and has nothing rewarding for the average tourist. The art, music, or film scene is overrated ie non-existent. I took a taxi to the Place Georges Melies and the police came to harass the taxi driver and to shake me down for a bribe. The next time I was stopped next to a military post only to be able to run into the adjacent Air France office for safety. The city is spread out and dirty. The Cafe de Vienne, across from the former US embassy, is a true sanctuary.