Ivory Coast government quits over dumped toxic waste

Ivory Coast's government resigned on Wednesday after toxic waste dumped around the main city Abidjan killed three people, made 1,500 ill and triggered street protests.
Interim Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny offered the resignation of his cabinet to the president during an emergency meeting in the political capital Yamoussoukro which had been meant to work out a response to the crisis.

Authorities said the pungent waste which contained hydrogen sulphide was unloaded from a Panamanian-registered ship at Abidjan port on Aug. 19 and then dumped in at least eight sites around the densely populated lagoon-side city.

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