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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: 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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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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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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3 March 2014

Can the Data Protection Act be used to prevent public interest investigations? (Guinea/ UK)

Author: Sally Lansdell, Mills & Reeve (UK)

[A] recently issued claim in the High Court could have a chilling effect on the information a campaign group can collect and use...Four people associated with the mining company BSG Resources [part of Beny Steinmetz Group]...have issued a claim in the...

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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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1 February 2014

[PDF] Whose Development?: Human Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone’s Mining Boom

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited African Minerals to respond. African Minerals response provided]This report focuses on the human rights impact of the mining activity of African Minerals...in Sierra Leone. It examines...how the...

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19 January 2014
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Author: Aminata (Guinée)

Les membres de la coalition nationale Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez Guinée (PCQVP), des élus locaux des localités minières...des ONG et associations travaillant sur les questions minières et de bonne gouvernance se sont réunis en atelier de formation...à...

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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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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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