Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone

2002-12-6 · As a result illicit diamond mining within Sierra Leone flourished. By 1991, Sierra Leone had a corrupt government and openly illicit diamond trading and was a vulnerable and attractive site for armed rebellion. On March 23, a civil war began when the Revolutionary United Front, a group of 100 fighters from Sierra Leone and Liberia, invaded east ...

Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources – slminerals

Dear Friends, I am pleased to welcome you to the updated Website of the Ministry of Mines & Mineral Resources in Sierra Leone, designed to inform stakeholders about the mining and minerals sector in the country.. You will now see a much broader range of information on the Site, more attractively presented and more user friendly.

Mining and Environmental Degradation: a Gift Brings …

2021-7-31 · Sierra Leone in the early 1990s [8]. Studies have proven that a clear relationship exists between the human insecurity and the environmental degradation in Sierra Leone [10]. Understanding the environmental, social, and economic consequences of mining activities in Sierra Leone is critical to combat future environmental

Sierra Leone: Empowering Women in Sierra Leone''s Mining ...

mining district. It''s a man''s world! ♂: But you, the women are very present in the sector as well. You do menial work and provide services like catering etc. ♀: Indeed. We also suffer more from the consequences of mining, like water pollution, swamps in the digging holes with mosquitos that make our children get malaria.

About Sierra Leone | UNDP in Sierra Leone

2021-8-2 · Despite Sierra Leone''s important progress in consolidating peace and strengthening democracy since the end of the conflict in 2002, it places low in the human development category, ranking 180 th out of 187 countries and territories. While life expectancy has increased from 39 years in 2000 to 48 years in 2012, around 60% of the population lives below the national poverty line.

Identifying human health risks from precious metal mining ...

2021-1-3 · Sierra Leone is a post-conflict country rebuilding from a disastrous civil war that ended in 2002 (Richards 1996; Richards et al. 2004; Bolten 2009, 2014; Beevers 2015) the process of rebuilding, the country was again thrown into turmoil by the 2014 Ebola outbreak (Dixon and Schafer 2014).Entangled within these events has been Sierra Leone''s struggle with mineral mining, which many ...

Mining and environmental change in Sierra Leone, West ...

2007-9-20 · This paper evaluates the environmental changes in southwestern Sierra Leone, West Africa from rutile (titanium dioxide) between 1967 and 1995. Mining in peripheral parts of the world economy is a consequence of larger global economic interests. Historically, long-distance trade and export production of minerals and other natural resources primarily for the benefit of core countries are ...

Sierra Leone mine dispute raises fears of resource ...

Sierra Leone''s abrupt cancellation of an iron ore mining licence this week has raised concerns about a resurgence of resource nationalism across the continent.

Sierra Leone''s mining sector in focus: 2018 – 2021 – The ...

2021-3-23 · In 2020, mineral export was circa USD 313 million, and accounted for 48% of total exports from Sierra Leone. Total revenue to the Government of Sierra Leone, from mining, was USD 56 Million (2018), USD 61 million (2019) and USD 44 Million (2020), the …

Sierra Leone Environment and Social Regulations for …

2018-5-29 · Supplement to the Sierra Leone Gazette Vol.-----, No. -- dated -----, 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REGULATIONS FOR THE MINERALS SECTOR, 2012 ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS REGULATION PART I - PRELIMINARY 1. Application 2. Interpretation PART II - AUTHORITY AND ADMINISTRATION 3. Role of the Agency 4. Legal immunity 5. Role of the a mineral right holder 6.

African Minerals in Sierra Leone

2016-6-27 · African Minerals in Sierra Leone Executive summary Introduction This research report focuses on the mining company African Minerals and its Tonkolili mine in Sierra Leone. African Minerals has recently filed for administration and has faced accusations of grave human rights abuses. This report is part of a series of case studies on iron ore mining

Blood Diamonds in Sierra Leone: How Colonialism Functions ...

2020-11-29 · The Human Development Index lists Sierra Leone, a nation on the coast of West Africa, as one of the poorest countries in the world. By contrast, Sierra Leone''s land is laden with diamonds, minerals, and oil that could enrich the government and its citizenry. Yet, wealthier nations block Sierra L

Sierra Leone

2018-8-3 · 2 Sierra Leone: Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding Assessment Introduction In Sierra Leone, the environmental causes and con-sequences of war have been prominent for the past 20 years. Inequitable benefits-sharing of natural resource wealth was one of the drivers in the civil war that ravaged the country from 1991 to 2002.

Improving Environmental Security in Sierra Leone

2015-2-23 · consequences of mining are not adequately addressed. In order to ensure the continued peace and development of Sierra Leone, the country must balance mining, which brings in badly needed foreign exchange, with other economic activities. Although Sierra Leone is attempting to diversify its economy, in the near term it will

Artisanal Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone: Social Impacts, En…

2012-8-15 · The Growth Impacts of Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone As other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a "mining boom" that is will likely impact the country''s growth prospects in the near future, as major investments are made into the exploitation of recently found mineral fields (bauxite, iron ore).

Sierra Leone: mining licence process map

Visit Sierra Leone country page In Sierra Leone, the National Minerals Agency (NMA) is responsible for awarding mining licenses after the approval of the application by the Minerals Advisory Board and Minister of Mines and Minerals Resources appends his or her seal and signature.

Artisanal Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone: Social Impacts ...

2014-12-7 · In Sierra Leone, poverty and desperation in the context of corrupt leadership led to a struggle for power and violent conflict; and artisanally mined diamonds – small, valuable, hard to trace – became the illicit currency of the conflict.

Gold Mining in Sierra Leone, Gold Bar, Gold Dust Wholesale ...

Sierra Leone is famed for having huge deposits of gold and diamond. S haingama Mining Community is the leading wholesale suppliers of Gold in Sierra Leone which offers the best collection of products to its customers. Their products include Gold Bar, Rough Diamonds, Gold Dust, AU Platinum and Iron Ore.

Sierra Leone | Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

2021-7-16 · The 2018 report shows that Sierra Leone received just over USD 29 million (22 million in 2017 and 26 million in 2016) in revenue from its extractive industry operations. of these revenues came from the mining sector.The oil and gas sector was not active in the fiscal year 2017/2018.

List of Minerals & Metallurgy Companies in Sierra Leone ...

Address:1 Pademba Rd, Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone Business type:Trading Company. Salonerocks Ltd. We are a mining company located in west africa.we specialize in Tantalum Colobite and Copper.quality is in different grades. Address:7 freetown road freetown, sierra leone Business type:Manufacturer. Smithline Enterprises

Mining And Exploration Companies In Sierra Leone

Mining in Sierra Leone ProjectsIQ Africa Mining IQ, Africa''s largest online mining intelligence database, currently indexes over 25 mining projects in Sierra Leone as part of an intelligence database listing over 1 850 projects in Africa These include 6 diamond, 5 gold, 11 iron ore, 2 …

Republic Of Sierra Leone V SL Mining Ltd: The English ...

2021-3-9 · SL Mining proposed to defer service of its RFA to 14 October 2019 which was the end of the three-month cooling off period in the dispute resolution provision. Sierra Leone refused to agree to this proposal. Therefore, SL Mining filed its RFA on 30 August 2019.

Natural Resources and Conflict: Diamonds in Sierra Leone

2021-6-22 · Sierra Leone is a small country encompassing approximately 72,000 square kilometers of ... with grave environmental consequences (Harper and Rajan 2004, 4). When resources are lootable, they can be fought over. ... involved in Sierra Leonean diamond mining and because the government of Sierra Leone mortgaged the diamond

Sierra Leone

2020-7-29 · Overview. Sierra Leone is well known for its vast endowment in minerals which include diamonds, rutile, bauxite, gold, iron ore, limonite, platinum, chromite, coltan, tantalite, columbite and zircon, as well as promising petroleum potential the 1990s, the 11-year civil war funded with revenue from the minerals sector engulfed the country, resulting in widespread killing, the destruction of ...

Fears grow over mining impact in eastern Sierra Leone ...

2021-7-21 · Fears grow over mining impact in eastern Sierra Leone. By Prince J Musa in Kenema. Residents of Kono-Bendu village in the Penguai chiefdom, Kailahun district have expressed dissatisfaction over the environmental hazards caused by the Chinese mining company, Metal Mineral which started operations in the chiefdom.

Ebola''s catastrophic consequences on Sierra Leone''s small ...

2014-11-4 · In Sierra Leone, the macro-economic impacts of the crisis came into sharp focus two weeks ago, when the country''s second largest iron ore producer, London Mining, went into administration. The ...

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Environmental Impacts ...

Despite its contributions to the development of the country, the mining sector in Sierra Leone, has been attributed to a multitude of impacts on the environment. This article focuses on assessing the environmental impacts of mining in mining edge communities in Sierra Leone. A survey of 360 people from three mining edge communities (Sierra Rutile Limited (SRL), Bonthe district; Octea Mining ...

Environmental governance in Sierra Leone׳s mining sector ...

2014-9-1 · In Sierra Leone, the recent surge in the number of mining concessions awarded to large-scale and small-scale operators, predominantly in the post war era, has fuelled concerns over a loss of property rights in mining communities (Wilson, 2013). According to Section 2(1) of the MMA 2009, the Government of Sierra Leone retains exclusive rights to ...

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