Blaise Compaoré loyalist Alizéta Ouédraogo moves into Guinean mining sector
After having been a highly influential figure during the presidency of Blaise Compaoré until his downfall in 2014, Alizéta Ouédraogo went into exile. She did not drop her business activities, however, and has just set up a company in Guinea's prolific mining sector. [...]
New mines administration appointments disputed internally
Energy and mines minister Bachir Ismaël Ouédraogo has placed his supporters in most of the departments responsible for mining but the head of the key mining geology bureau has still to be appointed. Junior mines minister Aimé Zongo has his own ideas about the best person for the job. [...]
Which of his many connections is Idrissa Nassa calling on to boost business?
The Burkinabe businessman Idrissa Nassa wants to make his investment holding company Coris one of the driving forces behind the development of west Africa's economies, largely through mining, and has a network of entrepreneurs and contacts close to power to help him do it. [...]
Kaboré overhauls mining portfolio in politically calculated move
After supporting for months his controversial mining minister Oumarou Idani, the Burkinabe president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has decided in his second term to appoint to the post one of his more high-profile party figures together with a technical expert from the sector to advise him. [...]