From the Field

  • CBC RADIO: Will mineral riches reach the poor in Sierra Leone?

    CBC RADIO: Will mineral riches reach the poor in Sierra Leone?

    STORY ON CBC's The World This Weekend on Saturday November 17th.

    Election day in Sierra Leone, one that could be a turning point for the West African nation. 
    It became notorious in the 90s for blood diamonds, chopped off limbs, and drugged up child soldiers.
    Now, with more than a decade of peace, the mineral rich country has become one of the world’s fastest growing economies. However, the question remains whether Sierra Leoneans will benefit from the riches.
    I traveled to the dirty diamond pits of eastern Sierra Leone to interview the poorest diamond diggers ---

    http://www.cbc.ca/worldthisweekend/