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20 May 2020

Sierra Leone: Police arrest 5 employees amid dispute between govt. and mining company over royalties

Author: Cooper Inveen, Reuters

‘Sierra Leone police arrest five expatriate staff of SL Mining’ 17 May 2020...

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19 May 2020

UK: NGOs request Supreme Court to hear case against African Minerals for complicity in human rights abuse at mine in Sierra Leone

Author: RAID & CORE

"Rights Groups Request UK Supreme Court to Hear Case On Corporate Abuses" 18 May 2020...

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22 April 2020

Sierra Leone: Villagers to appeal judgement on the role of mining company in their forced relocation

Author: Leigh Day

‘Sierra Leone villagers will seek to appeal Tonkolili Iron Ore case at the Supreme Court’ 17 February 2020...

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1 April 2020

Sierra Leone: Report on land conflict between Socfin and local communities finds a number of illegalities

The investigative phase of the conflict resolution process concerning the land conflict between the multinational palm oil company SOCFIN and communities in the Malen Chiefdom of Sierra Leone confirms was concluded and confirms a number of allegations...

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23 March 2020

UK Appeals Court rules African Minerals cannot be held liable for police's human rights abuses at iron mine in Sierra Leone

Author: Andrew Denny, india Jordan, Olga Owczarek, Suzanne Spears, Allen & Overy LLP

"Mining company not liable for unlawful acts of Sierra Leonean police," 19 Mar 2020...

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17 March 2020

Socfin lawsuits (re defamation by Green Scenery, Sierra Leone)

Snapshot: Since 2012, Socfin has filed several lawsuits against environmental NGO Green Scenery in Sierra Leone alleging defamation. The suits are in response to Green Scenery’s reporting of human rights abuses on Socfin’s palm oil plantation in Sahn ...

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24 February 2020

Nigeria: Archbishop condemns land-grabbing & its knock-on effects of poverty, pollution, violence & deforestation

Author: devotednews.com

"Land grabbing causing poverty in Africa, Archbishop Kaigama warns", 18 February 2020...

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9 December 2019
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Author: 11.11.11, CNCD-11.11.11, FIAN Belgium, SOS Faim Belgique et SOS Faim Luxembourg

« Des ONG de solidarité Nord-Sud et de défense des droits humains dénoncent les nouvelles poursuites-bâillons du groupe agro-industriel SOCFIN », 5 décembre 2019...

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19 November 2019

Sierra Leone: Environmental rights group sued for defamation by multinational agribusiness firm

Author: Kemo Cham, Farmland Grab

‘Sierra Leone environmentalist fights contempt charges in High Court’ 9 November 2019...

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16 October 2019

Dutch development bank FMO allegedly finances projects where land grabbing & other abuses occur; bank denies allegations

Author: Erik van Zwam, Trouw

[Note: This is an unofficial summary translation of the original Dutch article.]...

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