A Nobel Laureate’s Problem at Home

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2012
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In SDI's Silas Kpanan'Ayoung Siakor article in the New York Times he details how between 2006 and 2011, President Sirleaf has granted more than a third of Liberia’s land to private investors to use for logging, mining and agro-industrial enterprises and how her administration is retricting use all the legal and advocacy tools at their disposal to safeguard their lands. He argues that the government must place Liberia’s citizens ahead of corporations and involve them in government decisions that affect their lands and livelihoods.

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