Sierra Leone: Illegal mining blamed for environmental disasters

The government is introducing stiff penalties for those behind disasters causing a catastrophic loss of life.

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    Illegal mining in Sierra Leone is being blamed for triggering environmental disasters and causing a catastrophic loss of life.

    The government is introducing stiff penalties for the people behind it.

    But there are fears it may be too little, too late.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Freetown.


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