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Welcome to eco@africa

On this week's eco@africa, we see how Nigeria is dealing with its e-trash, visit wind farms in the Cape Verde islands and a conservationist in Rwanda who is looking after gorillas. All this and much more!

This week’s eco@africa is once again full of environmental news and new green ideas.

We start our journey in the Cape Verde islands. There locals are looking to wind and solar power to bring down their high energy bills, while at the same time doing something positive for the environment. A public-private partnership is helping to make this a reality.

After that we are off to Nigeria to see how an entrepreneur has come up with an eco-friendly electronic waste recycling solution. His company, E-Terra, is trying to save communities, workers and the environment from the many hazards of e-waste.

Back in Europe we see how a company is turning seaweed into a material for the fashion industry. Then we take a bite of edible insects and have a look at Romania’s illegal garbage dumps.

Finally, we visit western Rwanda which is one of the last remaining refuges for gorillas in the wild. There a conservationist is teaching local children how to lead prosperous lives while at the same time coexisting in harmony with the gorillas.

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

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