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Sierra Leone artisanal miners.
GemFair to Launch Training Program in West Africa
GemFair, De Beers’ program for the artisanal sector, has partnered with two organizations on a training project to enhance mining practices in West Africa.It has signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit...
Mining Jul 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Tango alluvial mining
Tango Takes On Two New Mines
Tango Mining has expanded its portfolio with the acquisitionof a Liberian mine, as well as signing an agreement to finance an alluvialproject in Angola. The miner has bought an 80% share in the Mano River Projectin Liberia from West...
Mining Sep 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Bin Sulyame UN Assembly KP
UN Urges Wider Kimberley Process Participation
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted aresolution that called for greater participation in the Kimberley Process (KP) toprevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream market.The declaration emphasizes the need to stop...
Rough Markets Feb 05, 2017 Rapaport News
Karl Smithson
Stellar to Share Ownership of African Projects
StellarDiamonds is reducing its stake in diamond projects in Guinea and Liberia inorder to focus on developing its Tongo mine in Sierra Leone. Thecompany signed a provisional agreement to form a joint venture with Dubai-basedCitigate Commodities Trading whereby Citigate...
Mining Jul 28, 2016 Rapaport News
Alluvial Mining Rough
U.S. Human Rights Report Notes Child Labor in Many Diamond Regions
Forced child labor and abuse and violence against women were the most common human rights violations related to diamond mining in 2014, according to the U.S. State Department. John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary...
Mining Jun 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Security Remains Priority in Cote d'Ivoire
On the eve of a meeting between the United Nations (UN) and the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, security remains a priority ahead of local elections and following an outbreak of violence in March. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire...
Fair Trade Apr 05, 2013 Jeff Miller
Charles Taylor
Charles Taylor Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) sentenced former Liberia President Charles Taylor to a single term of 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting rebels during the long-running civil war in Sierra Leone. The...
Financial-Legal May 30, 2012 Deena Taylor
Charles Taylor
Charles Taylor’s Legacy‎
The guilty verdict against former Liberian president Charles Taylor, handed down on April ‎‎26 in The Hague, should send a clear message to Africa’s rogue leaders. But the fact that ‎Taylor was the first...
Fair Trade May 04, 2012 Avi Krawitz
Charles Taylor
The Charles Taylor Trial
The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague was set to close this week. However, the final proceedings may now be delayed in much the same manner...
Fair Trade Feb 10, 2011 Avi Krawitz
Mia Farrow Claims Naomi Campbell Knew Origins of 'Dirty-Looking Stones'
Actress Mia Farrow has disputed Naomi Campbell's claim that the supermodel did not know the origins of a diamond gift from former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Farrow testified at The Hague on Monday in the trial being conducted against Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra...
Fair Trade Aug 09, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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