The picture below shows dead canals in Vietnam turned into clean and green waterways. The first picture reminds people of many places across the African continent like the one in Kenya’s Kibera slums shown above. The second picture, shows what is possible. Perhaps countries in the east offer better models for African development than ones from the west.
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Image credit: Brad Ruggles, Mounds of Trash in Kibera, CC BY NC-SA