Kabore arrested in push for transparency?
The arrest of former mines minister Salif Lamoussa Kabore on April 6 and then his appearance before a court on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]