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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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7 May 2019

Sierra Leone: Local population doesn't benefit from diamond industry due to corruption & smuggling, says analyst

Author: Julian Lahai Samboma, African Business Magazine

"Sierra Leone's diamond industry must be reformed", 3 May 2019....

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2 May 2019

Sierra Leone: One-month fishing ban fails to address illegal fishing activity & replenish stocks for local population

Author: Kate Hairsine & Claudia Anthony, Deutsche Welle

"Sierra Leone's one month fishing ban achieves little", 29 April 2019....

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30 April 2019

Sierra Leone: Diamond industry association,Rapaport Group, makes proposals to ensure local communities benefit from artisanal mining

Author: Abdul Rashid Thomas, The Sierra Leone Telegraph

"New diamond mining strategy could benefit mining communities in Sierra Leone", 22 April 2019....

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23 April 2019

Sierra Leone: Swedwatch raises concerns incl. pollution & land loss for communities impacted by bioenergy project; incl. co non-response

On 28 March 2019, Swedwatch published an article raising concerns including pollution, land loss and relocation from religious sites, with regard to new plans for community relocation following resumption of the Addax Bionenergy project in 2016. ...

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Company non-response
23 April 2019

Sunbird Bioenergy did not respond

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3 April 2019

Sierra Leone: Report alleges Socfin's operations exposing local communities to human rights violations including loss of livelihood & pollution; company denies allegations

A report by FIAN Belgium titled "Land Grabbing for Palm Oil in Sierra Leone : Analysis of the Socfin Case from a Human Rights Perspective" alleges that since the arrival of Socfin in 2011 as part of a large-scale investment in palm oil in the Southern...

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Company response
1 April 2019

Socfin's response

Author: Socfin

Socfin’s response to Fian’s “Draft report extracts made available to Socfin before publication – Provisional title: Land Conflict in Malen – Analysis and lessons learned from a human perspective”...

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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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12 March 2019

Sierra Leone: Communities lose access to and control over their land and were exposed to serious human rights violations and abuses since 2011: FIAN Belgium Report

Author: FIAN

“Land Grabbing for Palm Oil in Sierra Leone” ...

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