How a controversial iron ore company went bankrupt and what that means for local communities

This research report focuses on the mining company African Minerals and its Tonkolili mine in Sierra Leone. African Minerals has recently filed for administration and has faced accusations of grave human rights abuses. This report is part of a series of case studies on iron ore mining companies and the adverse impact their mining activities have on workers, local communities and the environment. In this series, the adverse impacts are linked to specific corporate strategies and the global iron ore market. As such, this report provides insight into the rationale of iron ore mining companies and their business strategies and the ways in which these affect local communities. It also provides relevant insight for governments, the international community and local stakeholders on the role of multinationals in conflict-affected areas.

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