Does Brexit spell bad news for diamond traders?
The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (EU) could have a direct effect on diamond producers in Africa. While [...]
Forced to lie low while Burkina Faso maintained official relations with Taiwan, Chinese companies have gone onto the offensive since Ouagadougou re-established ties with Beijing in late May (WAN 777) and China opened an embassy on 12 July, which for [...]
Although he stands in the shadow of president Roch Marc Christian Kabore, Salif Diallo, a former minister under Kabore’s predecessor, Blaise Compaore, has gained strongly in stature by taking control of most key matters facing the country since he was [...]
The power behind the throne of Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore, the speaker in the country’s parliament, Salif Diallo, plans to put the mining sector under a microscope, and starting with the granting of concessions. Diallo has moved [...]