ECOCIDE: how blue sapphire mining destroys the future of Mambilla Plateau

A picture story by Lawal Sani Kona

See also: Blue sapphire mining and the next environmental disaster

A view of Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria
A view of Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria

 

Miners in the open pits
Miners in the open pits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative livelihood means in 'Blue'
Alternative livelihood means in ‘Blue’

 

A man and his grandson scouring washed gravel for sapphire
A man and his grandson scouring washed gravel for sapphire
School-age teenagers in 'Blue"
School-age teenagers in ‘Blue”

 

Men of the pits
Men of the pits
Working on the pits in search of blue sapphire
Working on the pits in search of blue sapphire

 

A child-miner in 'Blue'
A child-miner in ‘Blue’

 

1 COMMENT

  1. This is a welcome development as there is no newspaper i am aware of that is into climate reporting. This will go a long way in educating us AFRICANS ABOUT THE DANGERS of illegal mining taking place in our environment

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