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THE NEED FOR ADDING ECONOMIC VALUES IN TO THE MINING OF NEGLECETDED DEVELOPMENT MINERALS IN SIERRA LEONE AND WEST AFRICA AS A WHOLE

Neglected Development Minerals (NDMs) or Low Value Minerals (LVMs) or Constructions Materials (CMs) which includes Sand, Clay, Semi Precious Minerals, lime stones, Aggregates, Granites mining etc… The mining of neglected development minerals has important implications for sustainable domestic economic development for Sierra Leone as a post-war and post-ebola country in particular and other developing countries in West Africa as a whole.

However, this sector has to date received…

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Added by Joseph Smith on April 5, 2016 at 15:56 — No Comments

The Extractive Transparency Accountability Group (ETAG) at Fourah Bay College - A meaningful example that the student voice at the University of Sierra Leone has not disappeared

INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP (ETAG)

Sierra Leone is a natural resource rich country but still experiencing the paradox of plenty since 1930 when diamond was first discovered and export begins. Natural resources are meant to benefit the socio-economic wellbeing of the people and the natural environment, but the majority of Sierra Leoneans has not realized this benefit much as its people remain in abject absolute…

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Added by Joseph Smith on April 28, 2014 at 11:12 — 2 Comments

Sierra Leone students highly engaged in resource governance

The Department of Peace and Conflict Resolution Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone organized a one day public lecture on the Natural Resources Charter (NRC).The oldest university of West Africa (established in 1827) is again at the forefront of the transformation of Sierra Leone, which has resumed the export of iron ore in 2011.…

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Added by Joseph Smith on July 18, 2013 at 17:00 — 3 Comments

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