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8 November 2017

Sierra Leone: Report finds investors failed to conduct human rights due diligence prior to exiting development project; incl. company comments

Swedwatch's report entitled 'No Business, no rights: Human rights impacts when land investments fail to include responsible exit strategies. The case of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone', alleges that Swedish DFI Swedfund, and the Dutch equivalent FMO...

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5 October 2016

Africa: Oil trading firms accused of selling "Dirty Diesel", causing illnesses & early deaths

In September 2016, Public Eye (a Swiss NGO formerly known as Berne Declaration) published a major report accusing Switzerland-based oil trading companies of selling in African markets blends of low-grade fuel high in pollutants that could not be sold...

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2 October 2016

Addax & Oryx Group Response

Author: Addax & Oryx Group (Switzerland)

Oryx Energies provided extensive information to campaign organisation Public Eye in June 2016, at their request...The report by definition paints quite a bleak picture, as it compares fuel quality found across Africa to the standards set in European...

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2 October 2016
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Author: Agence Ecofin

La Ligue sénégalaise des droits de l’homme (LSDH) a déposé, le 26 septembre, une plainte avec constitution de partie civile contre les responsables du scandale du trafic de carburants toxiques en Afrique......

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19 February 2014

Sierra Leone Govt. & African Minerals allegedly involved in forced relocation Tonkolili residents & abuses of workers' rights, Human Rights Watch report

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10 December 2013

Sierra Leone police open fire during anti-palm oil protest

Author: Tommy Trenchard, Reuters

Police in Sierra Leone opened fire on Tuesday on an armed protest against the expansion of palm oil plantations...by...Socfin Group, a police chief said. The Luxembourg-registered company, part of the business empire of...Vincent Bollore, has been...

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19 September 2013

Is ethanol starving Africa?

Author: Amar Toor, Verge

...[E]thanol and other biofuels have come under increased criticism…with some questioning their long-term environmental benefits, and others linking them to…food shortages in the world's poorest countries... ActionAid…[has] lashed out at Addax...

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5 March 2013

Sierra Leone Farmers Evicted for Sugarcane Biofuel Plantations

Author: Jennifer Kennedy, CorpWatch

Addax Bioenergy…is jeopardizing the livelihoods of thousands of subsistence farmers…according to the Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNoRF) and Brot Für Alle (Bread for All)... Addax has planted…sugar cane on large areas of productive...

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2 July 2012

Growing Africa's Land

Author: [opinion] Adam Robert Green, This is Africa

...Africa's land is attracting unprecedented commercial interest from governments, sovereign funds, private companies and asset managers...Civil society groups, politicians and commentators...fret about the potential impact of rapid foreign land...

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15 June 2011

[PDF] Study reveals alarming facts about ethanol plantation of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone

Author: Bread for all

The Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food…published the Independent Study report on the sugarcane-to-ethanol project of the Geneva based firm Addax Bioenergy [part of Addax & Oryx Group]…The researchers found that "many farmers in project...

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