KOIDU, Sierra Leone, May 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A dispute over a bridge in eastern Sierra Leone thought to span diamond deposits has divided a local community with a foreign mining company accused of illegally mining the area after volunteering to rebuild the overpass.
The winners have been identified of a £3.65m Challenge Fund funded through DFID’s LEGEND (Land-Enhancing Governance for Economic Development) umbrella programme, to drive innovative and responsible investments in land, in particular agriculture. The fund, managed by KPMG LLP, seeks to improve the effects of land investments on communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
By: Dr. Hassan B. Sisay, USA.
Date: September 8th 2016
Source: The Patriotic Vanguard
Sierra Leone has a severe and complicated relationship with rice, exacerbated by its reliance on an obsolete land tenure system.
Landowning families in Imperi and Jong Chiefdoms, Bonthe District in southern Sierra Leone have commenced legal action in the country’s High Court against African Lion Agriculture Limited (ALA) and Carmanor (SL) Limited to recover possession of around 2303 acres of land.
Date: February 12th 2016
Source: Star Africa.com
A coalition of civil society activists have condemned the verdict against a group of land rights activists jailed last week after confrontation with a French agri-business firm over land ownership.
Sierra Leone News: NSAs demand 25 years land lease to Multinational Investments
July 30, 2013