East Africa Community to ban second hand clothes imports


Watch Africas first and only pan-African real-time financial and business network live online. Global Thrift Store (2014): In Senegal, cotton fields stretch as far as the eye can see. Yet this natural wealth is increasingly overlooked in favour of used foreign imports as the country experiences a boom in second-hand trading from Europe. For similar stories, see: Brutal life inside Thailand's sweatshops The Culture Of Fear Inside Nicaragua's Labour Markets Exposing The Abuse Behind Senegal's Koranic Schools Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: For downloads and more information visit: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: "The French throw these clothes away? Really? They throw them away? " Fatou Dia, an employee at one of Senegal's second-hand sorting centres, is surprised to learn the origin of their stock. The country is experiencing a boom in second-hand trading, and separating unwanted garments enables Fatou to equip her daughter with school supplies. "I'm buying it little by little. I buy one thing, and then the next thing the next month. In this way, I manage". What is a lifeline to some is a business opportunity to others. "As far as wealth is concerned, human beings are never sated. Because he who does not have his own house is nothing". For Aliou Diallo, this cheap European clothing was a route to a better life. But in a country whose textile industry is rapidly disappearing from view, are these new imports doing more harm than good? Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6092 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.

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Kenya's bottled water sub-sector is valued at US$147. 5 million, with over 90 brands stocking shelves across the country; this is according to global market research firm Euromonitor International. CNBC Africa visited Ruth Mwanzia, a 27 year old entrepreneur on a mission to take her place in this competitive market. Over the last year, nearly 20, 000 people in Connecticut relied on Goodwill for clothing, toys, and many other items. The Standard Gauge Railway is Kenya's biggest infrastructure project since independence. But even more impressive, is the way it's being done. Combining Chinese technology and Kenyan skills, the SGR is one of Africa's biggest examples of technology transfer on the continent. Beatrice Marshall unpacks the SGR project.

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