Burkina Faso's gold industry is set to decline, says the CEO of West African Resources. Boukary Diallo has attributed the downfall to militant ... attacks that have intensified this year as well as Russia's Nordgold shutting the Taparko mine in April.
In mid-October, the Central Bank of Djibouti joined its six West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) counterparts on the platform: Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
A few weeks earlier, the first daily transactions had kicked off on the Pan African Payment and Settlement System (Papss) setup between Lagos and Accra. First Bank of Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC and GCB Bank were among the participating banks. Did it work?