Amid Uncertainty, Miners Await New Regulations in Burkina Faso

Liquid Gold, cc Dan Brown Flickr, modified,

Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world, is going through a period of deep political uncertainty and there are growing concerns about the future of its mining industry, which is by far the country’s biggest employer. Yet many of the mining companies that have tried to work well with communities and adopt the best regulatory practices may ultimately welcome tougher regulations, which intend to level the playing field on securing all-important permits and contracts.

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