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Kenya’s sand wars

Kenya’s sand wars

Communities are pitted against sand harvesters, powerful cartels and one another as demand for sand in Kenya grows.

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Sand is so important, people kill for it; plus more facts and figures about one of California’s greatest resources

Sand is so important, people kill for it; plus more facts and figures about one of California’s greatest resources

Summer seems incomplete without a day at the beach with your toes in the sand. We know you’re there to relax and not think about much, but here are a few facts about sand.

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Concrete, or Beaches? World’s Sand Running Out As Global Construction Booms

Concrete, or Beaches? World’s Sand Running Out As Global Construction Booms

A crucial component of concrete, sand is vital to the global construction industry.

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He who controls the sand: the mining ‘mafias’ killing each other to build cities

He who controls the sand: the mining ‘mafias’ killing each other to build cities

In Kenya, as in most of the developing world, cities are growing at a frenzied pace. Creating buildings to house all the people and the roads to knit them together requires prodigious quantities of sand. As the price of sand goes up, the ‘mafias’ get more involved.

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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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South Africa, Durban

Sand Mining Threatens South Africa’s Coast The time has come for the government to consider a total ban on any…

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South Africa, Cape Town

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa, a Report: “Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme, by Romy Chevallier (November 2014) Natural sand…

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South Africa, Eastern Cape

The environmental loss of illegal sand mining in South Africa Research shows that KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape are home…

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