857-66681 - Burning of computer wire and parts to recover copper and other metals in Accra, Ghana. The computers are shipped here from Europe and the USA and some are reused but majority are dumped in Ghana. Poor workers often from the northern poorer region of Ghana do the work and sell the copper to buyers who send the copper to China or India.
857-67765 - A boy helps crush stones in a special stone mill in Sudan. Illegal gold-mining in the region of the fourth cataract of the Nile in northern Sudan. People from the nearby villages work in shallow shafts in the desert. The rocks containing gold are crushed in a special mill. Some of the material is washed with water on the spot but the major part of it is taken to a village. 12/01/2007