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The New York Times – New Laws of the Land: Sierra Leone Reshapes Environmental Battleground

Under new laws passed this week, companies operating in Sierra Leone will have to obtain the express consent of local communities before starting mining, industrial or farming activities. Residents owning land will be able to veto any project affecting it. And the government will have to help pay for any legal fees that the local communities incur in negotiations — meaning it will most likely finance legal expertise used against the companies.

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August 10, 2022 | Taylor Raymond

Region: Sierra Leone