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 [...]
Changes are afoot with mineral export terminals in Ivory Coast. The government has directly negotiated a contract with Pan African Minerals (PAM), a venture owned by entrepreneur Frank Timis, for the construction and concession of a minerals terminal in San [...]
Since coming to power in May 2011, President Alassane Dramane Ouattara has made it a personal point of honour to restore transparency in the extractive industries. He has directly involved himself in management of the sector at the expense of his mines minister, Adama Toungara, and, more generally, the functioning of the mining administration. Prospecting and operating companies have been most a [...]