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10 June 2012

Sierra Leone fortunes change as diamond trade brings back investment

Author: Monica Mark, Guardian [UK]

[T]he Koidu Holdings diamond mine...[was] once at the heart of [Sierra Leone]'s...civil war…Now, the mine…supplies…Tiffany's. It is at the heart of a remarkable turnaround that has lifted this nation…to world-leading growth of 35%...The government...

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Company response
21 May 2012

African Minerals' response to press release calling for government action after a person is killed during protest by its workers

Author: African Minerals

We are committed to aligning our operations and strategies towards the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption set out in the UN Global Compact...The details of the events which occurred...

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15 May 2012

Corporate Social Responsibility in Sierra Leone is a Right Not a Privilege!

Author: Awoko [Sierra Leone]

For far too long, corporate social responsibility has been viewed in Sierra Leone as a philanthropic gesture by multi-national enterprises...This perception is not only incorrect, it is simply disempowering. Recent events in Bumbuna underline the fact...

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Company non-response
9 May 2012

African Minerals did not respond to: One person shot dead, six injured during protest at African Minerals over working conditions.

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9 May 2012

Press Release: As conflict brews in Bumbuna, civil society demands immediate government action

Author: Natural Resource Governance and Economic Justice (NaRGEJ) Platform, Sierra Leone

We, the civil society organisations working on natural resources in Sierra Leone...are worried over the level of and frequency of violence that is occurring in that once peaceful community...It may be recalled that workers of the African Minerals...

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19 April 2012

Woman shot dead during miners protest in Sierra Leone

Author: Awareness Times (Sierra Leone)

A woman was shot dead on Wednesday in Sierra Leone after a protest by miners at an iron mine owned by London-based African Minterals turned violent, with police firing tear gas, police said. Assistant police superintendent Ibrahim Samura denied reports...

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25 January 2012

Sierra Leone in uphill battle to avoid "resource curse"

Author: Simon Akam, Reuters

Sierra Leone holds some of the world's richest iron ore deposits, but [it] lies in the midst of a region seemingly cursed by its rich natural resources. Its own diamond mines are believed to have funded rebels during the war...In an effort to head off...

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28 February 2011
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Author: Guineenews

Tous les observateurs avaient froncé les sourcils sur le fait que Jean Marie Doré et la Guinée puissent se faire avoir aussi facilement par un spéculateur aux moyens limités [BSGR (BSG Resources, filiale de Beny Steinmetz Group)] qui se tape autant de...

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12 October 2010

Africa: Minerals Dialogues With Communities [Sierra Leone]

Author: Mohamed Massaquoi, Concord Times [Sierra Leone]

African Minerals Limited...engaged members of the Marampa community in the Port Loko district to examine the company's environmental social health impact assessment (ESHIA) and to make meaningful contributions before they could finally embark on full...

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Diamonds and Human Security: Annual review 2009

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

The Kimberley Process (KP)…is failing…Accountability is the primary issue…recommendations are ignored, and there is little or no follow-up…some reviews are completely bogus…cases of flagrant non compliance have been ignored…KP has become a talk shop,...

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