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Can Liberia’s capital keep the sea out without hurting the coastal economy? | app

Musa Bamba moved to West Point, a bustling slum on a peninsula jutting out from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, two decades ago. The 48-year-old scrap dealer bought land and built a 10-room house, set back from the water’s edge, for his family in 2005.

But Bamba says that over the years the sea has “eaten away” West Point’s lowlands, which are directly exposed to the brutal force of the Atlantic Ocean all along its western flank. Now there is only one room left in this house. The rest collapsed after being battered by the waves.

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