KENYA’S SAND CARTELS: ECOSYSTEMS, LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS LOST
On 3 May ENACT Africa published a report which says that weak legislation, ineffective controls and an insatiable demand all contribute to illegal and unregulated sand mining. Kenya faces a scourge of illegal and unregulated sand mining, a crime which is leaving irreversible scars on ecosystems, lives and livelihoods.
EXTRACTING AND TRAFFICKING MOROCCO’S COASTAL SAND
On 12 May, ENACT Africa published a report saying that, without adequate responses, Morocco’s beaches are at risk of being permanently disfigured. The lack of sanction for illegally mined sand in Morocco underlines a political and socio-economic system that facilitates endemic corruption and the degradation of the environment that puts vulnerable coastal ecosystems at risk.
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