People living close to the Koidu diamond mine in Sierra Leone fear the dismissal of a domestic court case against Beny Steinmetz's company Octea, which they accuse of violence and pollution. A US court, however, has upheld their disclosure demands, while a separate case before an ECOWAS court is due out next year.
Ernest Monimambo, a former TAAG national airline board member and oil and gas entrepreneur, is taking his first steps in the mining sector. He has joined forces with the deposed deputy director of Luó diamond mine to create Emza Mining.
Investment giant BlackRock's shares in Rio Tinto is reason enough, claims Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz, to file a discovery request in New York as part of efforts to ward off the Australian mining firm's compensation claim over the vast iron ore mine in Guinea.