- Aug 30, 2013
"Gbenie" a unique type of wood that is second only to ebony in richness, is now being ruthlessly pillaged from the country few remaining forests in Sierra Leone.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In particular, the western African nation of Sierra Leone has fallen prey time and again to others who wish to strip the land of its natural bounty. Nine years ago, when the nation was in the midst of a civil war, interlopers sought to pillage Sierra Leone's diamond mines.
Now at peace, a possible new agent of war has emerged. "Gbenie" a unique type of wood that is second only to ebony in richness, is now being ruthlessly pillaged from the country few remaining forests.
Timber has taken the place of diamonds throughout much of Africa. The country's forests are now at risk of being completely wiped out.
Chinese companies working in Sierra Leone lead the pack in deforestation. Logging companies have been destroying the country's forests, plundering natural resources and causing environmental problems. Worst of all, it is mostly being done illegally with local Sierra Leoneans operating as the front men for the foreigners.
"it is mostly being done illegally with local Sierra Leoneans operating as the front men"
Wouldn't this be "masturbation"? Can I presume you are opposed to agreements with China based on the scrupulous actions of companies based there?
To ensure we are on the same page, would you mind defining the term "rape" in regard to a continent?