‘Tokunbo’: How African nations are battling with the sale of 'zombie' appliances

A man wears a face mask at Dutse Alhaji market, as authorities race to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

African countries are trying to crack down on the sales of used and imported appliances. Image: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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Used air conditioners and refrigerators, most of them imported, are unloaded at the Alaba International Market, a large open market in Lagos, Nigeria, June 2020.
Selling used air conditioners and refrigerators. Image: Leslie Adogame
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