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Climate crisis in West Africa will get worse

Sea levels are rising, rainfall is unpredictable, soaring temperatures make life unbearable and people in cities will be hardest hit

Climate change: Reasons to be hopeful

The climate crisis will hit Africa hard. The Covid-19 crisis has shown that African states can’t rely on the Global North to do the right thing. Nevertheless, there are signs that all is not lost

The Continent’s Africans of the Year: Vanessa Nakate

The activist who forced her way onto front pages: Initially cropped out and sidelined, Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has now become an essential voice for Africa on the world stage.

Omicron variant: The West finds yet another reason to keep Africans out

Thanks to the Omicron variant, it is harder than ever for Africans to travel – even though public health experts say the restrictions make no sense

Covid may collapse climate talks

When crises strike then selfishness prevails, as Britain has done with its vaccine ‘red’ travel list

Coal gets the cold shoulder as coal power fleets on course to be 56% smaller than expected

Only Gambia has a plan that, if everyone acted the same way, would see global heating kept to below 1.5°C.

Petro states: What happens when 30% of your national budget disappears in a decade?

As the demand for oil shrinks and prices collapse, Africa’s petro states — the likes of Angola, Nigeria, Egypt and Equatorial Guinea — will be left with massive holes in their budgets

A Landie icon is born

Replacing one of the most-loved cars in history, the new Defender pulls off the near impossible task of doing almost everything better

‘We are painstakingly putting things right’ — Ramaphosa

Talking to the media, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he too was frustrated by the slow pace of justice around corruption, but that ‘the change that we have all wanted to see is unfolding’

South Africa goes to Covid-19 level 2 on Monday

President Ramaphosa drops most of the restrictions that have been in place for the last five months, citing ‘signs of hope’

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