Huge floods in Africa over large parts of the continent: the worst predictions about the effects and speed of climate destruction are being fulfilled or exceeded. Most of them do not want to or did not want to believe it and had always hoped for the best prognosis so as not to have to change. Africa should find its own way and stop emulating the West’s false fossil path. But it also depends above all on us to achieve a radical change in climate policy in the main polluting countries.
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Flood disasters from Senegal to Ethiopia African countries struggle with floods, Niger and Nile reach record levelsAccording to Sylvie Galle of the West African climate institute Amma-Catch, the current precipitation levels suggest that the „worst predictions“ of the expert group on climate protection are to be expected. In Dakar, the capital of the West African state of Senegal, as much rain falls in one day as usually in a year. In Niamey, the capital of the dust-dry Sahel state of Niger, over 34,000 houses are destroyed by unprecedented rainfall and thousands of hectares of agricultural land are flooded. And in Sudan, a state of emergency is declared because the Nile, as in living memory, has not burst its banks and is endangering the more than 2,000-year-old pyramids of the Cushite kingdom. From Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east of the continent, more than 200 people in eleven African states are dying in floods. „And the rainy season is far from over,“ laments Julie Belanger, Director of the United Nations Humanitarian Aid Office (Ocha) in West and Central Africa. In West and Central Africa alone, more than 800,000 people have been affected by the recent torrential rains, and in East Africa the figure is said to be as high as 2.4 million. More than 500,000 southern Sudanese have been left homeless and destitute by the floods, according to the relief organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. Since the droughts of the 1970s and 1980s, the Sahel’s weather has become increasingly unpredictable, with months of drought followed by torrential rain. It is estimated that more than 25 million people in the region are now dependent on food aid. (translated by Initiative Black&White)

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