Zoghota Massacre Victims Accuse Mining Company of Complicity in Murder

One August night in 2012, police, public security, and military forces attacked the village of Zoghota in southeastern Guinea.  In retaliation for a demonstration against a Vale-BSGR, the multinational mining company whose operations were destroying the environment...

Donkro Nkwanta Residents Become Active and Engaged Citizens Through CICONET

Fifty residents of the villages of Donkro Nkwanta, Kyeredeso, Nwoase, and Salamkrom have completed their fourth month of activities through the Citizens Community Network, or CICONET.  As part of their commitment to engage with local authorities and practice active...

Donkro Nkwanta Communities Break Ground on Community Projects

In the past month, two of the communities at Donkro Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana – Salamkrom and Kyeredeso – have broke ground on community-driven development projects with ACA’s support.  Each of the villages has created its own development...

Advocates for Community Alternatives helps West African communities that are threatened by the destructive impacts of extractives-led development to take control of their own futures.  We do this by working with communities to design their own sustainable development plans and advocate to achieve those plans.  And we build networks of lawyers and other experts to help the communities’ plans come to fruition.

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Donkro Nkwanta Communities Break Ground on Community Projects

In the past month, two of the communities at Donkro Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana – Salamkrom and Kyeredeso – have broke ground on community-driven development projects with ACA’s support…

Donkro Nkwanta Residents Become Active and Engaged Citizens Through CICONET

Fifty residents of the villages of Donkro Nkwanta, Kyeredeso, Nwoase, and Salamkrom have completed their fourth month of activities through the Citizens Community Network, or CICONET…

Zoghota Massacre Victims Accuse Mining Company of Complicity in Murder

One August night in 2012, police, public security, and military forces attacked the village of Zoghota in southeastern Guinea.

ACA works in eight West African states – Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone – to promote public interest law and help threatened communities achieve a future worth fighting for. With just four full-time staff and two part-time employees, ACA has an out-sized impact through its partnerships with leading public interest lawyers and legal advocacy organizations in West Africa.
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