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Eco Africa – The environment magazine

By DW
09 March 2019   |   5:36 am
On this week's edition of Eco Africa we check out solar lamps in Burkina Faso, a woman making furniture from plastic bottles in Cameroon, and France's first 'solidarity fridge'.

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