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This edition: Nigeria: The Edge of Joy; Africa: Digital Graveyard.

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Episode Details

Original tape date: June 21, 2011.

Nigeria: The Edge of Joy

The West African nation of Nigeria has the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world. More than thirty-six thousand women die here each year trying to have babies. But the country is beginning to fight back and slowly starting to see results.

Africa: Digital Graveyard

Mobile phones and computers have transformed the lives of many – yet billions of discarded electronic devices are ending up in landfills in the world’s poorest countries, posing a potentially lethal toxic threat. But one African country is finding innovative ways to handle this so called “e-waste.”