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A look into the dark side of the sand mining business
A Chinese firm, Mango Tree Ltd with links to the president's brother Salim Saleh is amongst those carrying out sand mining

Sand and gravel are mined world-wide and account for the largest volume of solid material extracted globally.

Formed by erosive processes over thousands of years, they are now being extracted at a rate far greater than their renewal.

In this week’s panorama, Walter Mwesigye sheds light on the murky sand mining industry in Uganda run by cartels