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Sierra Leone cancels mining license of Gerald Group unit

08 Oct 2019

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's government has canceled the mining license of a subsidiary of Gerald Group, the mines minister told Reuters on Tuesday, amid a dispute over royalty payments.

UPDATE 2-Sierra Leone cancels mining licence of Gerald Group unit

08 Oct 2019

FREETOWN, Oct 8 Sierra Leone's government has cancelled the mining licence of a subsidiary of Gerald Group, the mines minister told Reuters on Tuesday, amid a dispute over royalty payments.

Gerald Group unit to suspend iron ore mining in Sierra Leone

20 Sep 2019

FREETOWN SL Mining, a subsidiary of U.S. commodity trader Gerald Group, will suspend iron ore mining operations in Sierra Leone over a dispute with the government about royalty payments, a company letter seen by Reuters showed on Friday.

Sierra Leoneans sue government for alleged environmental failings at diamond mine

29 Aug 2019

FREETOWN Sierra Leoneans living next to the country's largest diamond mine are taking their government to West Africa's regional court for failing to protect them from alleged environmental lapses by the company that runs it, a subsidiary of Octea Limited

San Francisco crowdfunder Kiva sets up Sierra Leone credit database

26 Aug 2019

(This August 21 story corrects to make clear Kiva a nonprofit organisation, not charity, paragraph 1.) | Video

Sierra Leone community's suit against diamond miner shows activist trend

06 Aug 2019

FREETOWN, August 6 At the foot of a slag heap some 40 metres high, Adi Kalie Bangura showed the black welts that dot his arms and legs that he says are the result of drinking and bathing in water contaminated by Sierra Leone’s largest diamond mine.

Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class

16 Jul 2019

FREETOWN When Mariatu Sesay realised she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school at all because she was expecting. | Video

Sierra Leone's fishing ban to replenish stocks yields little

29 Apr 2019

TOMBU, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone is nearing the end of a one-month ban on industrial fishing that local fishermen hoped would replenish stocks but whose impact has been limited by its short span and the financial muscle of foreign companies. | Video

Jane Goodall returns to Sierra Leone chimp sanctuary fighting the odds

28 Feb 2019

FREETOWN Jane Goodall visited a chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone on Thursday that has taken on the veteran primatologist's mission to protect the animals threatened by deforestation, disease and hunting. | Video

Sierra Leone's president declares 'rape scourge' a national emergency

08 Feb 2019

FREETOWN The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency. | Video

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