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Hip Hop: making Ghana slum dream big
Accra
By Gaïus Kowene
27 Jul 2016

After witnessing how many talents were wasted in James Town, Accra’s oldest area, Slum due to lack of opportunity, artist Franklin Owusu, 38, known by his stage name Kali Process, created Ehehia (pronounced Ehenia), a dance group to empower the disadvantaged youth.
He created the group in 1999 and they were focusing on Cultural dance but inserted Hip Hop in 2011 when they started aiming global. Thanks to money collected locally from other members of the group, they are able to pay school fees, health care and even clothes for some dancers. Now, many of these young people are seen as role models in the local community and dream of taking the pride of their slum on international level through Hip Hop.
The video contains an interview with Franklin Owusu about why he started the group and his dream about it, an interview with two dancers and some shots from their live performance as well as social life in James Town.

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The Last Refugees in Choucha, Tunisia...
Choucha
By Filippo Del Bubba
16 Oct 2014

October 16, 2014
Choucha Refugee Camp, Southern Tunisia

The UNHCR Choucha Refugee Camp opened in 2011, seven kilometres away from the Ras Ajdir border crossing, to help the thousands of people fleeing the conflict in Libya. Most of the those who fled in 2011, returned home, but some 4,000 could not go back for fear of persecution. These individuals were granted refugee status by the UNHCR. Tunisia did not – and still does not – consider applicants for refugee status. According to UNHCR, most of the refugees from Choucha have already been taken by the United States (1,717) and Norway (485). The EU has been fairly strict on resettlement; Germany took the most refugees at 201, Britain took three, Italy two and France one. However, some still remain as they have nowhere else to go.
The Choucha camp was officially closed in June 2013, but approximately one hundred refugees still remain there. They insisted on remaining in the camp after it was closed despite the fact that all UNHCR food, water, and medical services were cut-off on June 30. 260 of the camp’s inhabitants, categorized as “rejected asylum seekers,” now find themselves in a dire situation. Falling outside of the UNHCR’s mandate, they are not entitled to the integration services that the organization offers to refugees and asylum seekers. The last time that the rejected asylum seekers here received food distribution aid was in October 2012. One of them is Bright O Samson, who is fighting against eviction from the camp, and is demanding resettlement to a safe third country with effective system of asylum seeker protection. Ismail is from Sudan and he fled to Libya in 2003 due to the war in his country. There, he found peace and a job as a mechanic, but the 2011 uprising forced him to leave again and cross the border into Tunisia. With no official structure supporting them, Ismail and other refugees from Chad, Ghana, Sudan, Liberia, and many other African countries, say they feel like they've been totally abandoned.

Full 30 minute video available: http://www.transterramedia.com/media/49074

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Editor's Picks 9 October: Africa Spot...
Africa
By Editor's Picks
07 Oct 2013

From a urine-powered generator invented by a 14 year-old in Nigeria to Fashion Week in Ghana, and from Pygmy communities to a business built on flipflop recycling, this collection of produced and raw footage offers a unique glimpse of Sub-Saharan Africa's rich and diverse human stories.

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Liberia Refugees in Ghana refusing to...
Accara, Ghana
By isaachgmedia
14 Jul 2012

INTRO: Some Liberian refugees leaving in Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana refusing to return home for fear for their life.

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However, according the Ghana Refugee Board, Liberian refugees in Ghana who refuse to subject themselves to a voluntary repatriation or be re-integrated in the local community will lose their status as refugees.

Out of the 11, 000 Liberians refugees at the beginning of this year , 3800 of them opted for voluntary repatriation, and 4,000 them indicated their willingness to be re-integrated to the Ghanaian community. According to officials of the Ghana Refugee Board, others have applied for exemption from the cessation clause and they will have to justified why they still want to remain refugees .

An ultimatum was given to the refugees by the UNHCR and the Ghana Refugee Board in February this year, to decide whether or not to voluntarily return to their country of origin or legalise their stay in Ghana before March 30, 2012.

The action was informed by the decision of the international community to invoke the cessation clauses built into the 1951 UN Refugee Convention for Liberian, Angolan, Rwandan, and Burundian refugees in Africa.

The cessation clauses allow refugee status to end once fundamental and durable changes have taken place in the country of origin and the circumstances that led to refugee flight no longer exist.

The international community deems it fit for the refugees to return to their countries, since the conditions that pertained in those countries at the time they left had changed.
Buduburam camp, Gomoa located in the Central Region of Ghana, was established in 1990 to accommodate the influx of Liberian refugees who fled to Ghana when Charles Taylor came to power after a civil war. Initially, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provided the settlement’s residents with individual aid and relief.
In 1997, however, Liberia held elections that the UN judged to be fair enough to allow for safe repatriation conditions. As a result, the UNHCR discontinued refugee assistance to Liberians in Ghana, and the settlement lost much of its funding.
The Buduburam settlement served as the center of most of the Liberians community.
Ghana is currently host to about 14 000 refugees from the sub-region, namely from Ivory Coast, Togo, Central Africa Republic, Mali, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi, majority of them being Ivorians.

1.WIDE VIEW OF BUDUBURAM (LIBERIA REFUGEES) CAMP, GOMOA , CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA.
2.POSTER READING, “After 30 June,2012, you will no longer be a refugee!Choose to return home or stay. The choice is yours”.
3.VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LOADING VEHICLES WITH HOUSEHOLDS GADGETS.
4.SOUNDBITE, ELDER JOSEPH TORH(UNEMPLOYED) SAYING,
There is problem in Liberia, that’s why some of us are waiting to see what is happening, yes others don’t know, successful elections, go home!, go home! go home!, go home!, go home!, Why?
4.PEOPLE WALKING IN THE STREET.
5.LIBERIAN REFUGEE BEING INTERVIEWED.
6.VARIOUS OF REFUGEES SEATED WAITING TO BE INTERVIEWED.
7.GAVIVINNA TAMAKLOE(CAMP MANAGER, BUDUBURAM CAMP, CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA) CONVERSING WITH A REFUGEE.
8. BUILDING READING, “Settlement manager’s office, Buduburam refugee settlement, Gomoa”.
9.SOUNDBITE, GAVIVINNA TAMAKLOE SAYING,
“Currently there are a group of about 500 households who has requested from the UNHCR to continue being refugees, they want an exempted to the cessation as far as their status is concern. So since the UNHCR cannot handle that by itself, it had refer the matter to the Ghana Government through the Ghana refugee Board, so what we are doing right now on the camp is interview each of these households”. 10.HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE(LIBERIAN REFUGEE) BEING INTERVIEWED BY AN OFFICIAL. 10.HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE IN TEARS AND TALKING.
11. HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE BEING INTERVIEWED BY AN OFFICIAL.
12.SOUNDBITE, HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE SAYING,
“Moving to Liberia is not safe for me, it is not safe for me and neither my children and neither the brothers that were helping me, its not safe, Liberia is not safe for me, it may be safe for others but its not safe for me, because as we are sitting here today talking, secret killing is still going on”. 13. CLOTHING ON DISPLAY FOR SALE. 14. HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE WALKING WITH HIS CHILDREN.
15.VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN THE STREET.
16.VARIOUS OF YEINYEA ZANGA(LIBERIAN REFUGEE) DRYING CLOTHING.
17. YEINYEA ZANGA SAYING,
“Now they say I’m a new person in the database, I’m not active, because I’m not active UNHCR doesn’t care for me, so I’m here on my own until God will find ways for them to help those of us who don’t have ID cards, we are still here because going back to Liberia is not easy”. 18.REFUGEE CHILDREN INFRONT OF THEIR HOUSE. 19. VARIOUS SHARON COOPER, (UNHCR COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE) LOOKING THROUGH A PAPER WITH A STAFF.
20.SOUNDBITE, SHARON COOPER SAYING,
Generally speaking, people may have been absent, some may have been returned to Liberia and not been around but have subsequently come back , now if we don’t see you for three, four years, what’s the logical thing to do(pause), to inactivate your name if you cannot explain your absence

21.VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN THE STREET.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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Ghana, Accra
By Beirut Editor's Picks
10 Feb 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.