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Sustainable Development Institute Completes Customary Land Mapping in Four River Cess Clans

Sustainable Development Institute Completes Customary Land Mapping in Four River Cess Clans

Several River Cess communities are expected to soon be certificated by the Liberia Land Authority to take legitimate ownership of their customary lands. The mapping exercise, which the Sustainable Development Institute conducted in December 2020, saw four clans in River Cess settling their respective land disputes.

Now Breadwinners, Ex-Rebels in Liberia and Sierra Leone Work in Mines They Ran

As a commander of the Small Boy Unit —a brigade of child-soldiers of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia — Emmanuel Gaye guarded civilians his adult commanders captured on a goldmine in River Cess. He monitored their movement and activities. Nearly 18 years after the war, the 36-year-old has returned to the mines. But this time, he’s a civilian – a husband and father of two.

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