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Bamako Convention urges Africa’s protection from illegal waste dumping during COVID-19 crisis

Arlette Soudan-Nonault

The Bureau of Conference of Parties to the BamakoConvention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa has called upon African countries to increase vigilance to protect the continent from illegal dumping of medical and hazardous waste, especially during the ongoing health crisis caused by the COVID-19 ...

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Bamako Convention in flagship meeting, 22 years after adoption

History was made a couple of weeks ago when Bamako, the capital of Mali, hosted the first gathering of the parties to a treaty adopted in the ancient city about 22 years ago. The treaty, the Bamako Convention, was first adopted in 1991 and came into force in 1998. Nigeria is yet to ratify the agreement. Indeed, the meeting of ...

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