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Beach Sand Mining Defaced Algeria’s Eastern Coastal Region

Beach Sand Mining Defaced Algeria’s Eastern Coastal Region

Illegal beach sand mining activities also plague the eastern Algerian coastal region. Despite a strict ban on sand mining, some powerful and yet unidentified people, are discreetly networking with the sand mafia to take over huge quantities of stolen sand close to the Algerian and Tunisian border.

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Environmental Concern : Sand Mining Goes Unabatted! Oran, Algeria

Environmental Concern : Sand Mining Goes Unabatted! Oran, Algeria

Despite a large police deployment, illegal beach sand mining activities keep on expanding in the western region of Algeria, notably in Oran.

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470,000 US dollars worth of illegally mined sand seized in 2019, Algeria

470,000 US dollars worth of illegally mined sand seized in 2019, Algeria

Beyond the direct threat to the littoral, illegal sand mining in Jijel has become a matter of sand mafias, and the numbers of cases handled increased compared to 2018.

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China’s search for sand is destroying Mozambique’s pristine beaches

China’s search for sand is destroying Mozambique’s pristine beaches

The community of Nagonha in northern Mozambique sits on a tall dune with lush greenery on the one side, and a turquoise Indian ocean on the other. It should have been the kind of unspoiled landscape that Mozambique’s growing tourism industry is beginning to take advantage of. Instead, a Chinese mining company has irrevocably tarnished the scenery, and people’s lives.

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Sand mining ravages African beaches

Sand mining ravages African beaches

Sand is a natural resource that is more and more exploited. Worldwide, beaches are mined for sand. As many other countries in the world, African States have legislated to better protect their coastal environment, but this did not put an end to illegal beach sand mining and its detrimental effects on the ecosystems.

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A public company attempts to improve the sand market, Algeria

A public company attempts to improve the sand market, Algeria

Sand scarcity is one of the main cause of implementation deplays in the construction industry in Algeria. The severity of the sand depletion is such that prices have gone up tenfold during this latest construction boom.

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The Market For African Beach Sand: Who’s Buying, Selling And Mining It?

The Market For African Beach Sand: Who’s Buying, Selling And Mining It?

Sand mining on beaches and in riverbeds is a source of income for unemployed Africans, but it’s often an unregulated — or under-regulated — business. Environmental impact is a growing concern.

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Sand mining decimates African beaches

Sand mining decimates African beaches

What do houses, streets, telephones and microchips have in common? They all contain processed sand. Now African countries are raising the alarm because of their disappearing beaches…

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Algeria, Jijel

Four people arrested for illegal beach sand mining; Jijel, Algeria LEARN MORE

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