hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Woman shot dead during miners protest in Sierra Leone

Author: Awareness Times (Sierra Leone), Published on: 19 April 2012

A woman was shot dead on Wednesday in Sierra Leone after a protest by miners at an iron mine owned by London-based African Minterals turned violent, with police firing tear gas, police said. Assistant police superintendent Ibrahim Samura denied reports on local radio that the police had fired on the crowd in a bid to disperse the protesters at the Bumbuna mine...Local media reported the woman was killed by stray police bullets which left many others wounded...The striking workers downed tools...calling for increased wages and better working conditions and improved medical facilities. "We are working long hours without overtime at the mines," one irate miner said in a telephone interview, asking not to be identified. He also claimed foreign workers received preferential salaries and treatment. [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited African Minerals to respond, but it did not do so.]

Read the full post here

Related companies: African Minerals