The Contribution of Cartoonists to Environmental Debates in Nigeria: The Koko Toxic-Waste-Dumping Incident


This paper focuses on the 1987 to 1988 dumping of hazardous industrial waste in Koko, Nigeria. The specific focus, however, is the participation by cartoonists in the public debate over the waste-dumping incident from the Nigerian tabloids in the month of June 1988. The paper critically analyzes the number, content, and contexts of cartoons that covered the toxic-waste dumping.