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#AfricanLivesMatter If you refer to my tweets since August 2017, I have cautioned friends & foes alike against the lure of overkill ; the danger of uniting men & women that despise each other.I have warned too that "He or she that sins for &with you ,will one day sin against you"
#AfricanLivesMatter Read too when I severally cautioned intellectuals , professionals ,clergy and businessmen against talking more than the stockholders .I repeatedly cautioned against defending stuff that you least understand or don't know .I cautioned against power drunkenness
#AfricanLivesMatter It is true that to truly transform any country you need to assemble teams of often strong personalities that may disagree on many things . But the importance of being principled, honest enough to own your errors and humble enough to receive criticism
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In 2015, communities of Hippo Pool, Kakosa, Shimulala & Hellen in Zambia's #CopperBelt, accused Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of UK multi-national, Vedanta, of poisoning their water sources, saying their rivers had become "rivers of acid"
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According to the communities, KCM had been spilling Sulphuric acid other toxic chemicals into the water sources. In May 2018, police in Tamil Nadu, India, killed 13 ppl who were protesting similar environmental abuse by a Vedanta-owned smelting plant
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So, in Zambia, the community elected to sue, not before Zambian courts but in London, where Vedanta has its HQ. The company cynically argued the case shd be heard in Zambia (where it can manipulate the courts). The villagers didn't trust their own courts
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