Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Sierra Leone: Tap Into Power of Artisanal Mining, Analysts Say

Posted in African Politics, Global Africa, Sierra Leone by ruben eberlein on July 30, 2009

KOIDU, 29 July 2009 <IRIN> – As the Sierra Leone government, donors, mining companies and union members discuss how to reform industrial mining, analysts say they are overlooking the need for change in the informal or “artisanal” diamond mining sector, which employs some 100,000 people in the country. (more…)