“Sierra Leone Lost $ 227m in 2011″ -Budget Advocacy Network National coordinator

Iron Ore Mining in Sierra Leone

 By: Mohamed Kabba (awoko) The national coordinator for Budget Advocacy Network (BAN) Abubakarr Kamara had informed stakeholders, land owners and the media that the Sierra Leone Government gave out Two hundred and Twenty – Seven million dollars ($ 227M) in tax incentives to six companies operating in the country in 2011. Iron Ore Mining in Sierra More...

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Sea Cucumbers
By On Monday, May 5th, 2014

China’s hunger for sea cucumbers reaches islands of Sierra Leone

 DUBLIN Sierra Leone.- (Reuters): As evening falls over Sierra Leone’s Banana Island archipelago, bats stream from their beach-side roosts to circle in their thousands over the jungle village of Dublin. Below More...

From left:-National Flags of Nigeria and Sierra Leone (file photo)
By On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Nigeria, Sierra Leone to sign trade pact

 April 29, 2014 Sierra Leone and Nigeria will sign a new joint commission in 2014 to improve trade between both countries, Amb. Henry Macauley, High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria has said. From left:-National More...

A hydropower station in Bumbuna, the town in which the AML strike took place. Photograph Ronald Vriesema.
By On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Courage to Speak in Sierra Leone

 “Sierra Leone has a reputation for being open and democratic, but on the issue of human rights and mining, few have spoken out. The brave Sallu Conteh was one of the few who did.” By: Rona Peligal Freetown, More...

sierra leone212
By On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Wish you weren’t here: transnationals on their tax holidays

 By:-Joseph Stead* Sierra Leone is not known as a holiday destination – it’s near the bottom of international rankings of countries in terms of poverty, health and deprivation and on average, its citizens More...

Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
By On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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

 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 More...

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...

iron Ore (file photo)
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...