The proliferation of e-waste in Africa (full length documentary)

Accra e-waste slumUsed – second hand- electronics arrive on the shores of Ghana to help bridge Africa’s digital divide. Much of what arrives from North America, Europe and Australia is beyond repair and ends up at an Accra slum known as “Sodom and Gomorrah.” This is where electronics are broken down and burned to retrieve valuable metals. During this process harmful chemicals are released into the environment.

A four minute version of this documentary aired on CBC radio’s The World This Weekend on Saturday, Apr. 27. To listen to the TWTW podcast, click here.

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Adam Bemma is a journalist and media development advisor working in East Africa and Southeast Asia.

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3 comments on “The proliferation of e-waste in Africa (full length documentary)
  1. you are nominated for versatile blogger award. And I am part of the worpress family award
    by http://valeriudgbarbu.wordpress.com/awards/
    congratulations

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