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Welcome to this week's eco@africa

On this week's eco@africa, we see how activists in Ghana are regenerating areas destroyed by gold mining, an exercise bike that creates electricity and how Rwanda is tackling its e-waste. All this and more!

This week's eco@africa travels from Uganda to Germany to bring you innovative ideas for a more eco-friendly world.

First, we’re off to Ghana, which ranks among Africa’s largest gold producers. That’s taken a heavy toll on the environment, polluting rivers and farmland. But Partners of Nature Africa, a local NGO, is taking a stand by rejuvenating areas ravaged by gold mining.

We then travel to Uganda to check out an innovative exercise bike which generates electricity as its users work up a sweat.

After that, we have a chat with Catherine Mungai, a policy engagement specialist with CGIAR, to find out why, in Kenya, focusing on women is the key to helping tackle climate change.

Next, we check out how a researcher in Germany has developed a way to make fertilizer more eco-friendly, and how Rwanda is dealing with its electronic waste.

Finally, we visit Burkina Faso, where a company is bringing solar-based solutions to people in rural and urban areas who have no or little access to electricity.

Check out the show and let us know what you think at ecoafrica@dw.com.

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