A UN expert, Mr Baskut Tuncak, after a visit to Sierra Leone called for better supervision of the mining and agricultural sectors and urged the country to fight more vigorously against the adverse health and environmental consequences of industrial development.

In a press conference, he spoke of “numerous claims of land appropriation by Socfin”, a Luxembourg company that produces palm oil in Sierra Leone and whose majority shareholder is the French group Bolloré.

“During my visit, it also beca…
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