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Congo: Disease rife amid capital's rubbish chaos

The lack of municipal waste disposal services in the Republic of Congo's capital has led to a proliferation of rubbish mountains that pose a serious public health risk.

Scenes of children, and even adults, amidst piles of garbage are not uncommon in Brazzaville, with some streets having been turned into dumps for domestic refuse, human excrement and biomedical waste from hospitals and clinics.

Some neighbourhoods are surrounded by rubbish, exposing residents to diseases.

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