Koidu Holdings (part of Beny Steinmetz Group)

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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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Article
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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26 May 2012

Koidu Holdings' response to allegation of protesters’ death at its concession in Sierra Leone

Author: Koidu Holdings

There was indeed a demonstration in 2007 and two people were killed. In the Commission of Enquiry that followed the incident, it was becamse clear that Koidu Holdings was not responsible for the deaths of the said two people because the Police...

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Article
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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Article
31 January 2012

Government online mining database to increase transparency [Sierra Leone]

Author: Dumbuya Mustapha & Damon Van der Linde, Inter Press Service [IPS]

The launch of Sierra Leone's first online mining database in west Africa comes with a promise to increase transparency and accountability in the country's rich natural resource sector. "This system will stamp out all forms of malpractice in terms of...

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Article
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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1 October 2009
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Author: Partenariat Afrique-Canada

Aujourd’hui, les diamants de guerre ne représentent qu’une faible part du commerce mondial... Tous ces progrès seraient rapidement annulés si le SCPK [système de certification du Processus de Kimberley] devait échouer... Le SCPK est trop important pour...

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1 March 2009

NGOs' report says African states have been deprived of "huge sums of royalties & taxes" by mining firms

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Article
1 March 2009

[PDF] Breaking the Curse: How transparent taxation and fair taxes can turn Africa’s mineral wealth into development

Author: Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), TWN Africa, Tax justice network for Africa, Actionaid, Christian Aid

The central argument made by the report is that African governments have not been able to optimize the mining tax revenue due to them before the 2003 to 2008 price boom; neither have they been able to capture the anticipated windfalls during the price...

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1 October 2008

[PDF] Diamonds and Human Security - Annual Review 2008

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

The current Kimberley Process internal controls in the DRC cannot, and do not prevent contraband or conflict diamonds from being laundered through the DRC’s legitimate diamond stream...The Kimberley Process...should be following up on its own...

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