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Sodom and Gomorrah is a hellish place in Accra, Ghana where children eke out a living on a scrap heap of discarded computers that The West no longer needs. They sell the computer parts but the toxic chemicals in the waste are slowly poisoning the children. They dream of escaping illegally to Europe to live like the people whose computers they are harvesting. Producer Jens Jarisch went to Sodom and Gomorrah and then followed some of the children on their treacherous journey across Africa. He also followed the e-waste on its journey from the the docks in Germany to a place that’s out of sight and out of mind.
This is an adaptation in English of a German program that won the Prix Italia prize for Radio Documentary in 2010. The adaptation was produced by Sharon Davis with narration by Rebecca Massey and additional performances from Josef Ber and Thuso Lekwape.
Photos of the children at Sodom and Gomorrah(http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-49449.html)
The children of Sodom and Gomorrah Further reading from German magazine Der Spiegel (http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,665061,00.html) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2011/3206745.htm
Dancehall singer Sean Paul, Hip hop star Missy Elliot and Malian singer Habib Koite all use a deceptively simple but hypnotic beat from the heart of Africa in some of their biggest hits. But what is it? Music journalist Rita Ray journeys to Ghana to find out.