Get Your Shit Together! Africans Need More Toilets

About 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to proper sanitation - but there are solutions. Smart ones. And they have some innovative designs to overcome the two biggest challenges - excessive use of water, and the fact that urine and faeces aren't considered as resources, writes Mooyoung Han for The Conversation.

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A township near Cape Town, after the rains (file photo).

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The village elders in Dongobesh, Tanzania, learn about compost toilets (file photo).

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Formerly a pit latrine, a compost toilet system is set up at the Police Barracks School in Moroto, Uganda.

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