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Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws.

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws.

The government says it has shut down some illegal miners, but it does not have enough resources to monitor the entire country.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Windhoek, Namibia.