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6 May 2019

Guinea: Investigation reveals secret dealings between a UK Conservatives' CEO and a Bribery Scandal Billionaire over mining bloc

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26 March 2019

Sierra Leone: Communities affected by diamond mining win right to sue OCTÉA Group companies over alleged human rights abuses

Attorneys representing 83 households affected by Koidu Ltd's diamond mining activities filed proceedings to get the right to sue Octéa group companies over alleged human rights abuses, including displacement, property damage, soil and water...

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26 March 2019

Sierra Leone: Judgment recognises the right of diamond mining affected communities to sue Octéa Group companies jointly in local courts

Author: Evelyn Zheng, Advocates for Community Alternatives

"Sierra Leone communities win right to sue Octéa mining companies jointly in local courts", 14 March 2019....

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25 March 2019

Sierra Leone: BSG Resources diamond mine faces lawsuit over alleged human rights abuses incl. water pollution & crop destruction

Author: Will Fitzgibbon, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism

"Panama Papers Trail Offers Hope To West African Villagers Seeking Compensation", 11 March 2019....

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8 July 2013

Buried Secrets - How an Israeli billionaire wrested control of one of Africa’s biggest prizes

Author: Patrick Radden Keefe, New Yorker

Steinmetz [Beny Steinmetz, of Beny Steinmetz Group Resources, B.S.G.R.] plunged into Africa’s treacherous political waters. In the nineteen-nineties, he was the largest purchaser of diamonds from Angola; later, he became the biggest private investor...

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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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1 February 2006

[PDF] Diamond Industry Annual Review: Sierra Leone 2006

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

Sierra Leone government officials...admit that there is still rampant illegal mining and smuggling...[T]he diamond industry in Sierra Leone is extraordinarily difficult to manage and control. Indeed it was these very factors that made the country so...

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1 February 2005

Sierra Leone: Report says govt. is taking steps to implement Kimberley Process, but diamonds contributing little to poverty reduction

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1 February 2005

[PDF] Diamond Industry Annual Review - Sierra Leone 2005

Author: Diamonds and Human Security Project, Partnership Africa-Canada & Network Movement for Justice and Development [Sierra Leone]

...Sierra Leone government officials...have applied KP [Kimberley Process] standards in many areas with appropriate diligence...NGOs and Civil Society organizations...accused KH [Koidu Diamond Holdings (joint venture Energem Resources, Magma Diamond...

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