Tag archive for ‘Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone’
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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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By On Monday, September 16th, 2013

The Resource Governance Index (RGI) 2013- Sierra Leone scored 46% and ranked 35

  The Resource Governance Index (RGI) 2013. SUMMARY The Resource Governance Index (RGI) measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector of 58 countries. These nations produce 85 percent More...

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By On Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Sierra Leone exported $102 million worth of diamonds in the first half of 2013

 Sierra Leone exported $102 million worth of diamonds in the first half of 2013, up from $71 million in the same period last year, largely due to higher output from the country’s main producer, the National More...

Diamond mining in Sierra Leone (File photo)
By On Thursday, June 27th, 2013

An Australian gold and diamond company seeks funds to mine diamonds in Sierra Leone

 An Australian gold and diamond company with operations in West Africa is actively seeking additional funding on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market in order to allow it to explore for More...

Low income earners say they haven't yet benefited from Sierra Leone's sudden economic boom
By On Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Sierra Leone: Not All Sierra Leoneans Enjoy Economic Growth Benefits

 By: Abu-Bakarr Jalloh Sierra Leone has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, according to an International Monetary Fund report. But the post-civil war boom has not yet brought benefits for More...

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By On Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Sierra Leone:- A diamond mining company in Sierra Leone has laid off 300 workers in a “revenge” move against suspected perpetrators of last year’s strike.

  By: Kemo Cham OCTEA, formerly known as Koidu Holdings Limited and Israeli-owned, is mainly run by South Africans. Last December it was involved in a strike action by junior mine workers who accused the More...

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By On Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Sierra Leone diamond exports hit 221,293.4 carats during the first six months of 2012

 Sierra Leone diamond exports hit 221,293.4 carats during the first six months of 2012, up 4.85 percent compared with a year ago, Sierra Leone’s Gold and Diamond Office (GDO) said on Wednesday. Rough More...