Child labour on the increase in Sierra Leone – weak and ...

2019-7-23 · In Sierra Leone, the Child rights Act prohibits children engaging in hazardous work. Any work that is hazardous is categorized as being part of the worst forms of child labour. According to section 128 (3) (b), mining is regarded …

1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN …

2019-1-28 · Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines only a few metres deep, through large-scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning. The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these mining methods.

Living in Sierra Leone | InterNations

2021-10-28 · Healthcare in Sierra Leone. For those living in Sierra Leone, healthcare is managed by a mixture of government departments, private companies, and NGOs. In 2010, the government launched a system of free healthcare for pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five years old. Apart from that, all healthcare services are charged.

The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa ...

2015-8-5 · The mining industry has had disastrous effects on ecosystems of fresh water lakes in Africa and in the seas because of the loss of habitat for marine organisms and biodiversity. As a result, there is a threat to the flora and fauna …

A review of the mineral potential of Liberia

2018-10-1 · The Republic of Liberia is located in West Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d''Ivoire and to the south-west by the Atlantic Ocean ().With a land area of about 111,000 km 2 and a population of nearly 4.1 million, much of Liberia is sparsely populated, comprising rolling plateaux and low mountains away from a narrow flat coastal plain.

Digging in the Dirt

2019-7-29 · for mining-related activities in the country''s diamond mines. The implications of the Government of Sierra Leone''s failure to ensure the rights of the country''s children are two-fold: First, the practice of child mining is driven by the Government''s failure to enforce laws prohibiting

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.

THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF CORRUPTION

2011-8-22 · consequences of corruption remain poorly understood and are broadly disputed. As a result, it is difficult for governments to design coherent policies to control corruption. This study provides new insight into the causes and consequences of corruption. We explore the discussed factors in a within country environment to provide evidence outside ...

Mining & Indigenous Rights: the emergence of a global ...

2021-12-13 · The civil war in Sierra Leone, for example, is largely a resource war between rebels (who control much of the diamond mining in the east of the country) and the democratic government. The same is largely true of the strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with its diamond and cobalt mines, and the continuing civil strife in Angola (one of ...

The Pros & Cons of Blood Diamonds | eHow UK

2  · 3. No Pros for Blood Diamonds. In the face of the evidence, it is impossible to list any benefits for blood diamonds. They have been condemned by the United Nations. The sheer scale of the civil war in Sierra Leone they helped to fund, in which an estimated 120,000 people were killed from 1991 to 2001, proves that these illegitimate diamonds do ...

The Dangerous Effects of Illegal Mining | Greentumble

2017-4-4 · In Sierra Leone, people were killed, threatened and mutilated in diamond villages and many people fled their homes in fear. According to PBS Newshour, a total of 2 million people fled the country during the height of the …

Mining | Search for Common Ground

The consequences of these conflicts include the destruction of public buildings and mining company goods, arrest and detention of youth from the communities, and even death. The only formal conflict resolution mechanisms at local level …

Revolutionary United Front | guerrilla unit, Sierra Leone ...

2021-12-17 · Revolutionary United Front (RUF), also called Revolutionary United Front/Sierra Leone, guerrilla unit formed in 1991 in Sierra Leone whose actions created instability in the country that led to the overthrow of the government and a long civil war. The group later financed itself through control of the country''s diamond resources and for 11 years carried out violent …

Effect of non-compliance with a pre-arbitral obligation to ...

2021-12-2 · 02 December 2021. NWA v NVF, hot on the heels of a similar decision in Sierra Leone v SL Mining Ltd [2021] EWHC 286 (Comm), confirms that, under English law, non-compliance with a pre-arbitral obligation to mediate is a matter of the admissibility of a claim, which is for the arbitral tribunal to resolve, rather than a matter of jurisdiction.

(PDF) Conflict Situations and Ways to Resolve Conflicts

2016-1-4 · on the conflict in Sierra-Leone. The film portrayed the negative impact the mining of diamonds from the Kono district had on the elongation and resolution of the war.

Diamond Mining And The Shocking Environmental Impact

2020-10-3 · How Diamond Mining Impacts African Nations. Sub-Saharan countries like Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Sierra Leone are some of the top diamond producers in the world. Government corruption and poor regulation enforcement, however, have led to disastrous environmental crises (as well as the financing of wars via ''blood diamonds'').

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 ...

Mining Encounters

5. Territories of Contestation: Negotiating Mining Concessions in Sierra Leone - Robert Jan Pijpers 6. Drilling Down Comparatively: Resource Histories, Subterranean Unconventional Gas and Diverging Social Responses in Two …

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 ...

Minerals in Conflict

2021-1-30 · In an effort to increase transparency and accountability of the diamond trade, Sierra Leone has launched the first online mining database in West Africa. The database will post all revenue data on extracted natural resources and identify which mining companies are legally authorized to operate.

Blood Diamonds | Environmental Impact

The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa ...

Admissibility and jurisdiction | Feature | Law Gazette

2021-12-13 · Calver J also cited with approval the decision of Sir Michael Burton in Sierra Leone v SL Mining Ltd [2021] EWHC 286 (Comm) in which …

The social and economic impacts of gold mining

2018-7-13 · The social and economic impacts of gold mining 70 % of total expenditures by gold mining companies are on payments to suppliers, contractors and employees.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING …

2014-10-8 · communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material.

Impacts of Surface Gold Mining on Land Use Systems in ...

2011-3-18 · Similarly, land cover change mapping based on multi-date Landsat images allowed quantifying deforestation and flooding due to surface mining in Sierra Leone between 1967 and 1995 (Akiwumi and Butler 2008). Remote sensing is also the key technology for monitoring land use changes (Turner et al. 2007).

COVID-19''s Impact on Sierra Leone

2021-11-23 · COVID-19''s Impact on Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is a nation in recovery. As with many countries throughout the globe, COVID-19 has left a lasting mark on the West African nation. In a June to October 2020 survey that Innovations for Poverty Action in Sierra Leone implemented, nearly 50% of respondents reported income reductions and about 60% ...

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 …

The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa ...

2015-8-5 · The mining industry has had disastrous effects on ecosystems of fresh water lakes in Africa and in the seas because of the loss of habitat for marine …

The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP

2012-8-16 · The speed at which the consequences of human actions affect society and the environment requires a fast response. SOCIAL IMPACT The modes of mining and the lack of regulation of waste management are among the main causes of the problems of mining at social level. Instead of being an asset and

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 …

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a fertile land rich in mineral resources. Tourism is growing thanks to domestic and international investment. After 10 years of civil war, the economy experienced some growth starting in 2002. However, the Ebola outbreak and …

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