Nigeria battles a rising tide of e-waste
28 July 2020 | 7:00 am
Every day shipping containers arrive in Nigeria carrying second hand electronics, mostly from Europe. But much of it is dead on arrival - contributing to hundreds of thousands of tonnes of electronic waste generated in the country each year.
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