TRADE FAIR: MADE IN SIERRA LEONE?–Ponder My Thoughts

Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture

 Ponder My Thoughts by: Andrew Keili TRADE FAIR: MADE IN SIERRA LEONE? The place to go these days in Freetown is the Trade fair organised by the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture. The fair occupies the entire perimeter area of the national Stadium. With some 280 participating groups this year it is by far the largest such More...

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Iron-ore Mining in Sierra Leone
By On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Sierra Leone tax breaks put foreign investment ahead of poor, say NGOs. (FULL REPORT)

 Report claims vital public services underfunded due to failure to maximise tax revenue from overseas firms The Guardian ,United Kingdom (Tuesday 15 April 2014) Tax breaks for international mining and agribusiness More...

Large-scale diamond mining in Kono, Sierra Leone (file photo)
By On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Horrific, Racist Mining Abuses Continue in Sierra Leone

  If Sierra Leone is known for one thing in the West, it’s the brutal depictions of the diamond industry in the film”Blood Diamond.” We watched workers face death and amputation while surviving in unlivable More...

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By On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Iron ore miner London Mining agrees offtake with Cargill

 (Reuters) – Sierra Leone-focused London Mining said on Thursday it has signed an offtake agreement with commodity trading giant Cargill, as it posted core profit below analysts’ expectations. iron More...

153 CARAT DIAMOND FOUND IN SIERRA LEONE
By On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

“153 CARAT DIAMOND FOUND IN SIERRA LEONE”-Press Release-National Minerals Agency

 Press Release 153 CARAT DIAMOND FOUND IN SIERRA LEONE A 153 carat diamond, valued at over US$ 6 million, was found along the Moinde stream in Bendu II village, Kamara Chiefdom in Kono district sometime last More...

Women wash clothes near the village of Lungi Acre outside the Sierra Leonean town of Makeni, November 17, 2010. Farmers in this iron-roof village in Sierra Leone say they didn't know what they were getting into when they leased their land for a biofuel crop they now fear threatens their food harvests. (File photo)
By On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

“Government of Sierra Leone and a mining company have undermined villagers’ access to food and prevented workers from challenging abusive practices”.-DW-Interview

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By On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Tonkolili on track to meet 20Mt/y target during 2014

 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly) – Production from iron-ore developer African Minerals’ Tonkolili operation, in Sierra Leone, was expected to stabilise at 20-million tons a year during 2014, with cash costs More...

Moving resources from pit-to-port in Africa
By On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Mining in Africa:-Pit-to-port infrastructure needs injection of funds and innovation

 Underdeveloped infrastructure and infrastructure spending deficit remains a major obstacle to growth for Africa and this could not be truer than for the mining sector plagued by insufficient pit-to-port infrastructure. “Africa More...

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By On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

China to expand trade with Sierra Leone this year

  China will expand trade with Sierra Leone this year to a record $2 billion as the world’s largest user of iron ore seeks more of the material for steel-making. Trade will rise 33 per cent from about More...

Iron Ore (File photo)
By On Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Iron-ore miner increases production by 250% in Sierra Leone mine

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