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Women at Isatou Ceesay's workshop for upcycled products. Photo: author supplied.

Gambia - recycling for women's wealth and independence

Louise Hunt

13th August 2014

Plastic waste, often burning, is a constant companion in Gambia, a poor country where few enjoy formal rubbish collection, writes Louise Hunt. Now a pioneering project to upcycle waste plastic is beginning to tackle the problem - and in the process enhancing women's social and economic status. more...
James Island

Atlantic Rising: first slavery, then climate change in Gambia

Lynn Morris

11th November, 2009

When your island goes from slave staging-post to an outpost on the frontier of rising seas, fate has truly dealt you a poor hand... more...
Tourists on beach in Gambia

Atlantic Rising: rebuilding beaches in Gambia

Lynn Morris

4th November, 2009

In Gambia's coastal towns one of the country's chief assets - pristine beaches - is being steadily eroded. In a move to make King Cnut proud, the government is shipping in sand... more...
Tourist boats and seals on a Galapagos beach

Saving our heritage... from ourselves

Eifion Rees

25th June, 2009

More sites may be added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in Danger this week, but how effective is this register of global hot spots, and what are the areas that truly deserve international protection? more...

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