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Environmental destruction

Tackling illegal mining in Ghana

Destructive mining practice led to extensive deforestation, water pollution and land degradation, causing substantial irreversible damage to Ghana’s natural resources and threatening the livelihoods of rural dwellers.


In Zimbabwe, women earn a living by selling quelea birds

For farmers the birds are a pest, for some women they serve as a livelihood


How Nairobi fights its waste

Kenya’s capital and metropolitan area are engaged in an internal battle against waste. There is hope that the struggle will eventually be won

Safe disposal

Sal leaves: a traditional South Asian alternative to plastic

Producing sal-leaf tableware is no longer only an informal micro-scale business in India


How Mexican landfills become ganglands

Organised crime controls informal waste management in Mexico

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Abandoned towns, abandoned people

In the north of Zimbabwe, former miner and their families stay in abandoned towns living in poverty and hoping that mining will resume some day


No more work for informal garbage collectors

In Harare, a foreign company got a deal for exclusive rights for garbage collection, what infuriated informal worker

Social protection

Togo’s temporary basic income by text message

Innovative social-protection scheme in small west African country during Covid-19-Pandemic

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