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Cooper Inveen
Multimedia journalist in Sierra Leone covering Anglophone West Africa for . cinveen@protonmail.com
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Cooper Inveen Aug 22
Replying to @MEMLAW1 @AdyMacauley
It's basically a ledger that's really difficult to edit once a record has been added to it. I'm not sure why it's so hyped up in development circles -- though I get why folks think it might make election results less easy to mess with.
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Cooper Inveen Aug 21
San Francisco-based tech charity is using blockchain to create an online ID database in , allowing people who struggle to get loans to prove their credit history with just their fingerprint.
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Tim Cocks Aug 14
In case you missed, this fascinating story last week by about a community in launching a suit against diamond mining company, Octea. Residents allege environmental harm. Are communities getting more activist globally?
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Cooper Inveen Aug 15
Replying to @MEMLAW1 @tonkolili
Confirmed with Gerald Group today that the letter is legit btw, in case anyone is still curious.
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Cooper Inveen Aug 15
SL Mining, a company owned by US commodity trader Gerald Group, plans to take the gov to court over an ongoing iron ore dispute. It claims that the gov has imposed an "illegal shipping ban [that] appears to us to be an attempt at extortion."
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Cooper Inveen Aug 15
Replying to @tonkolili @MEMLAW1
Cheers
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Cooper Inveen Aug 15
Replying to @MEMLAW1 @tonkolili
That does sound alledgedly scandalous.
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Cooper Inveen Aug 15
Replying to @tonkolili
Where are those quotes from, gov or SL Mining?
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Umaru Fofana Aug 14
It’s two years since more than 1,000 sons and daughters of were crushed to death in a matter of minutes. May the victims of the 2017 mudslide Rest In Peace. May we learn from our tragedies, many of which are avoidable.
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Cooper Inveen Aug 14
Replying to @jchitchen @humenm and 2 others
This was news to me as well. There was lots of local coverage back in June when the license was suspended, but nothing from what I can tell of a high court case. I know a local reporter going there today to look into it though, will pass on if I learn anything.
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Joe Bavier Aug 12
Beny Steinmetz may have settled with 's govt, but is still pursuing allegations related to the massive deposit.
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Jay Varma Aug 12
“The problem: game changing technologies cannot do their magic if the players and the playing fields remain the same. There is usually no shortcut to building the government, educational, cultural, and economic structures needed to improve people’s lives.”
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Cooper Inveen Aug 11
Replying to @sandralako @PeaceCorps
How about ? Often young volunteers are assigned projects completely unrelated to their training or degrees -- sometimes in fields relating to healthcare -- and receive little supervision once they're placed.
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Cooper Inveen Aug 8
Replying to @ChadfromChad
I assumed my neighborhood would was grateful for how I've played it on full blast out my window for 24 hours straight. But after reading your tweet I'm thinking these folks shaking their fists at me from their porch may not be so into it after all... 🤔🤔🤔
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Nellie Peyton Aug 8
"I am happy because we spent a lot of our money on initiations, but now our resources are going to our children." Some villages in are giving up - not because it's harmful but because it's expensive
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Cooper Inveen Aug 6
Replying to @redpageletters
I guess the "big man" heard us after all...
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Cooper Inveen Aug 6
Beneath 's largest diamond mine, townspeople say they're made ill from toxic waste while living in homes pockmarked with holes from rocks loosened by the blasting. Having waited years for relocation, they're suing the mine for $288 million:
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Mohamed Saidu Bah Aug 4
The outcry against FGM is leading to change. my latest with my amazing partner based Photographer Lynn Rossi
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Judd Devermont Jul 30
The NBA announces , , , , , and (or Monastir) as the sites for new league’s regular-season.
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Aaron Ross Jul 30
“To see those, those monkeys from those African countries—damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” said Reagan. Nixon gave a huge laugh.
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