Junta struggles to defuse security fears at mines
The deterioration in the security situation around the country's gold mining sites has been compounded by the imminent withdrawal of the troops of France's Operation Sabre.
Rouamba was kept in her job by the new junta in Burkina Faso despite her being close to the ousted putschist leader Paul-Henri Damiba. She enjoys a certain popularity on the international stage, but has little say in her country's relations with Paris and Brussels.
The Burkinabe military junta leader has appointed one of his loyalists to head the National Theatre Operations Command (COTN). This is a strategic body in the fight against Islamist militants and was previously headed by the powerful Lieutenant Colonel Yves Didier Bamouni, a close friend of Traoré's predecessor, Paul Henri Damiba.
A 26-member committee that steers the development of African arts and handicraft is meant to meet in Ouagadougou at the end of this month. Although this sector accounts for a third of Burkina Faso's GDP, the 30 September coup could affect the important gathering.
Mining firms in Burkina Faso were relieved to find that the senior army officers in charge of protecting their sites were still in place after the recent military coup. But their activities are still dogged by regular attacks by armed groups.
Legal problems prevent the erstwhile foreign minister of Burkina Faso setting foot in his own country, but that hasn't stopped him discreetly advising junta leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. Thanks to his people skills, he is also doing diplomatic work in Qatar, Ivory Coast and Paris.
The French government had been expecting an event such as the putsch attempt that took place on 23 January since September, and had been on maximum alert for months. On Sunday, Paris was in constant touch with President Kaboré and even offered to evacuate him.