Paul Gilroy on Twitter:

[N]ew dimensions of the black Atlantic are being manifested in the toxic waste dumps of Cote d’Ivoire.

[N]ow we can know the novel value of African infrahumanity. Kenya’s timid court also helps with that task.

Cowries, trinkets, guns, alcohol, slaves, cod & gold. Secondhand clothes, toxic waste, diamonds, more gold, tantalum, truth & reconciliation.

Related story:
Papers prove Trafigura ship dumped toxic waste in Ivory Coast
(The Guardian)

Documents have emerged which detail for the first time the potentially lethal nature of toxic waste dumped by British-based oil traders in one of west Africa’s poorest countries.


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