Forced evictions of thousands of residents of Accra recycling community

Yesterday, an alarming wake-up call. I woke up at 9.30am with two missed calls timed at 6am. Something was not quite right. I immediately called to receive the news: forced evictions at Agbogbloshie had begun at 4am in the morning and were still under way. The full devastation was jaw-dropping. The entire landscape was unrecognisable. It had changed from a lively and friendly community with businesses, food markets, goats lying in the streets and music playing, to a wasteland of rubble and metals.

Forced evictions of thousands of residents of Accra recycling community

Yesterday, an alarming wake-up call. I woke up at 9.30am with two missed calls timed at 6am. Something was not quite right. I immediately called to receive the news: forced evictions at Agbogbloshie had begun at 4am in the morning and were still under way. The full devastation was jaw-dropping. The entire landscape was unrecognisable. It had changed from a lively and friendly community with businesses, food markets, goats lying in the streets and music playing out of amplifiers, to a wasteland of rubble and metals. 

Read more: https://medium.com/@AfricanSolarLLP/demolition-exercise-forced-evictions-fire-outbreak-and-rainfall-399541864075 

Agbogbloshie is a slum area near Accra, Ghana, known as a destination for the dumping of e-waste from industrialized nations.