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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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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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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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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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28 February 2011
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Author: Guineenews

Tous les observateurs avaient froncé les sourcils sur le fait que Jean Marie Doré et la Guinée puissent se faire avoir aussi facilement par un spéculateur aux moyens limités [BSGR (BSG Resources, filiale de Beny Steinmetz Group)] qui se tape autant de...

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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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