At the foot of a slag heap
some 40 metres high, Adi Kalie Bangura showed the black welts
that dot his arms and legs that he says are the result of
drinking and bathing in water contaminated by Sierra Leone’s
largest diamond mine.
When Mariatu Sesay realized she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school at all because she was expecting.
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