Op-ed: Unrestrained resource exploitation in Sierra Leone is a "dangerous gamble"


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Originally published at: Op-ed: Unrestrained resource exploitation in Sierra Leone is a “dangerous gamble”
In an op-ed in the Sierra Express,@sonkitaconteh, Director of Namati Sierra Leone, calls “unrestrained resource exploitation” in Sierra Leone a “dangerous gamble,” and calls on the new government to commit to environmental regulation that puts people ahead of profits, and justice ahead of development. Read the full piece here.

This piece in Ozy profiles how communities in Sierra Leone are using legal empowerment to take a stand against multinational companies displace communities and pollute lands. Villagers shifted from feeling helpless to saying “the law is with us now” and pushing back. Read the full piece here.



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