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26 September 2019

West Africa: IOM initiative to combat exploitative labour practices & human trafficking, including in mining sector

Author: International Organization for Migration, in Relief Web

"IOM, Partners Combat Exploitative Labour Practices, Human Trafficking in West Africa" ...

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23 September 2019
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Author: Moutiou Adjibi Nourou, Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Le changement climatique va contraindre plusieurs pays africains à repenser totalement leurs modèles économiques", 20 septembre 2019...

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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights the human rights impacts of the relationship between PMSCs and the extractive sector

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Relationship between private military and security companies and the extractive industry from a human rights perspective. Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right...

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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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Article
26 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Locals see no benefits as mining companies reap the rewards

Author: Malay Mail (Malaysia)

‘No pot of gold for locals as China mines Sierra Leone’ 23 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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Article
20 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Blockchain technology aims to disrupt the diamond mining business as it introduces transparency, traceability, and tokenization

Author: Coincodex

‘iCoin and Blockchain to Disrupt Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone’ 16 August 2019...

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Article
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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Article
24 July 2019

Sierra Leone: Child labour still on the rise despite a number of international and domestic laws in place

Author: Emmanuel A.M. Sam, Sierra Leone Telegraph

‘Child labour on the increase in Sierra Leone – weak and unimplemented laws’ 23 July 2019...

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10 July 2019

NGOs file OECD complaint against Dutch bank ING for financing alleged palm oil abuses; incl. company comments

On 5 July, Friends of the Earth groups from the Netherlands, Liberia and Indonesia filed a complaint against Dutch bank ING Group with the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The complaint concerns...

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