Burkina Faso riots: State of emergency declared
30 October 2014 Last updated at 17:46 GMT
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament.
Mr Compaore declared a state of emergency on Thursday and pledged to open talks with the opposition in a bid to defuse protests it was reported locally.
Lebo Diseko reports.