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4 September 2019

Sierra Leone: Citizens sue govt in regional court for alleged environmental lapses mining company; company comments

Author: Mining Weekly (South Africa)

‘Sierra Leoneans sue government for alleged environmental failings at diamond mine’ 30 August 2019...

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26 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Villagers launch lawsuit against mining firm for destruction of land, loss of livelihoods and toxic mine waste

Author: Lisa Vives, Global Information Network, (USA)

‘Diamonds Leave Sierra Leone Villagers Poor and Sick’ 20 August 2019...

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6 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Communities allege that mining firm poisoned the water, destroyed houses in a lawsuit; company comments

Author: The Money Web

"Sierra Leone community’s suit against diamond miner shows activist trend", 6 August 2019...

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10 May 2019

Sierra Leone: Local community sues OCTEA for alleged environment destruction & compromise of livelihoods

Author: Mabinty M. Kamara, Politico SL (Sierra Leone)

‘Israeli company sued over operations in Sierra Leone’ 2 May 2019...

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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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