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Ivorian toxic waste dumping brings hardship, anxiety

Jobless and living on the edge of Abidjan’s main rubbish dump, Jean Kouame has little money to buy food for himself and his family, but he won’t touch the fruit and vegetables scattered on the grass near his home. Felled banana and tomato plants are left to rot after Ivory Coast’s government ordered the destruction of the dump’s vegetable plots following a toxic waste scandal which plunged the war-divided West African country into crisis. Full Story

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