Sierra Leone freezes Chinese miner’s work over unpaid liabilities

A Chinese built railway line linking Tonkolili Mines to the port town of Pepel in Sierra Leone.

Photo credit: Kemo Cham | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The committee said the National Minerals Agency failed to justify the decision to grant the company the licence.
  • Mining licences in Sierra Leone are valid for 25 years, subject to the payment of an annual renewal fees of USD500,000.
  • China Kingho Group, headquartered in Beijing, is the largest private coal mining company in China.



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