Saturday, December 03, 2005

No garbage collection in Harare

Mbare - The smell of sewage and rotting garbage wafts into homes. Acrid smoke hangs in the air where families have tried to burn household waste.

Garbage collection is the latest casualty as Zimbabwe's economy crumbles.

With the start of seasonal rains, the effects are becoming unbearable in this poor south-western Harare township. Trash is piled waist-high in the narrow streets, and reeking water stagnates in potholes, blocked sewers and drains....

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