Solidarity with the artisanal mining community starts with transparency

The EITI or the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has recently announced that “Burkina Faso has made meaningful progress with the EITI Standard”. The EITI is the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources. Considering the major political and economic changes that Burkina Faso has foregone since 2015, this is a remarkable 

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Barksanem™ and ASM Part 2

Many have asked, why does Barksanem™ (BKS™) only focus on the ASM space (Artisanal and small-scale mining)? We have already started to answer this question here:  Barksanem™ and ASM Part 1… In that article I spoke about the economic reasons that make our choice incontestably evident. Numbers don’t lie as they say…. To take matters 

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Barksanem™ and ASM Part 1

  Many have asked, why does Barksanem™ (BKS™) only focus on the ASM space (Artisanal and small-scale mining)? Facts and figures First, some background about artisanal and small-scale mining. This sector has seen substantial growth in last several years due, in part, to the rising value of mineral prices and the contemporaneous concomitant heightened complexity 

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OECD / Barksanem™

  Sometimes, in the course of the life of a person or company, official “announcements” are only a public acknowledgment of interactions that have been going on for many years. This is definitely the case with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD has become a key stakeholder for Barksanem™. The OECD 

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“Innovation with respect to tradition”©

(The following is a translated excerpt from an article published in SIDWAYA, quotdien Burkinabè d’information, on February 26th 2018) Founded in 2011, Barksanem™ (BKS™) is preparing to make its comeback to the mining scene in Burkina Faso after a sabbatical period to undertake structural and strategic reorganization.  Barksanem™ is returning with many more ambitions, objectives, 

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TK Financial partnership: a bank-endorsed digital currency

  Barksanem™ is pleased to announce its partnership with TK Financial. Our areas of focus, over the coming years, will be around virtualization and digitization of our core products and the subsequent creation of a bank-endorsed digital currency. TK Financial, a new universal standard  With 35+ years of experience in the electronic transactions industry, TK 

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Breaking News! Barksanem™ License

  Barksanem™ has officially launched the “Barksanem™ License.”   What is the “Barksanem™ License?”   The “Barksanem™ License” is a portfolio of technologies (precious metals extraction, digital money, tracking, to name a few) creating profitable, duplicable mining companies while supporting the development of micro-communities (economic, societal, environmental). Licenses grant the use of the rights of the owner without the 

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