Will Bollore come unstuck against Sopam?
The dispute between Bollore and Sopam came to a head [...]
In the "land of honest men", former mines ministers reign like kings in the mining sector. President Blaise Compaore certainly has a firm grip on the industry through his brother François but half a dozen former mines ministers are nevertheless to be found in key positions within it – whether in the private sector, consultancy or even the entourage of the head of state. They often have close ties [...]