The Climate African Farmers Counted On Is Gone

By Esther Ngumbi In West Africa, Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita presides over a state under siege by terrorists. But he also faces a threat to his people that makes fewer international headlines: climate change. It’s a parallel he drew when he addressed global heads of state gathered at the recently-concluded Paris Climate Conference. Keita sp...
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Status and Sustainability in Malawi

By Jon Twingi Sojkowski, Hastings Jolotie, and Simon Chimwaza Malawi recently suffered severe floods, where, ironically, many of the homes destroyed were built using techniques that made the environment more susceptible to catastrophic flooding. In particular, the use of so-called burnt bricks—mud bricks that have been dried in a wood-fire kiln rather than the sun—ha...
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When Will Africans Tackle Climate Change Problems?

by Jibo Nura The inglorious end to the COP-17 climate change talks in Durban early this month cast serious doubt on the ability of developed countries to deliver solutions to climate change issues, raising renewed concerns about the implications for Africa which suffers the brunt of the fallout. Therefore, this leaves Africans with no choice but to take the lead in bringing ...
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