The 34-year-old captain, Burkina Faso’s new strongman, took part in Lieutenant Colonel Damiba's coup d'état in January 2022. Surfing on the ... discontent of the officers of his generation towards their elder, Traoré is now heading up the transition in Burkina Faso.
- Hotel bars in Accra: The newly-minted AfCFTA secretariat in the Ghanaian capital will mean more high-level officials from the international bureaucracy – the delight of hotel bar owners;
- Mercenaries: Conflicts in northern Mozambique and north-east Nigeria mean rich pickings for security professionals;
- Cobalt miners: With the surging green-focused economy will come a surge of interest in cobalt from the DRC and Zambia.
- The naira and kwanza: Oil-backed currencies are a hard sell with depressed prices globally at the best times, and Nigeria and Angola are not having the best of times;