What's happening in West Africa
Nigeria: Govt Tasked On Inclusion of Private Sector in Climate Interventions AllAfrica,14 February 2018
The Nigerian government and others in the West African sub-region have been enjoined to create enabling environment to encourage private sector investment in climate adaptation interventions.
The devastating impact of climate change on Niger and Mali France24, 12 February 2018
The Azawak valley, a Florida-sized area spread over Mali and Niger, used to have the best pastoral lands in West Africa. But with climate change, people are either dying of thirst or seeking new lives elsewhere in Africa or in Europe.
Floods in Africa in August killed 25 times more people than Hurricane Harvey did, Quarz Africa, 4 September 2017
The rainy season is usually welcomed in parts of Africa as a timely break from the heat of the dry season. But so far, in 2017, the rains have given way to flood disasters which have led to a death toll numbering in hundreds.