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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]