West Africa at a glance

West Africa at a glance

September - 2012

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Burkina Faso is one of the emergent markets in West African region. The country has great potential in various sectors, especially:  mining and exploration; infrastructure; oil and energy; health care.

Our investment team recently visited the West African country to meet with high officials and government representatives.


Burkina Faso is the fourth biggest exporter of gold in the world; other main exports are cotton, Shea butter, and livestock. Major imports include capital good, petroleum products and food.


Smith&Felton team had a meeting with His Excellency Prime Minister of Burkina Faso.

Investment opportunities were discussed alongside with future prospects of projects to be developed. The Prime Minister learnt about Smith&Felton range of services and company’s projects in CEE area including Turkey.

Gold mining projects and infrastructure development were other topics  discussed  with the Minister of Mining in Burkina, President of Chamber of Mining, and Minister of Economy and Finance.


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