Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
Citizens didn’t wait for government to organise relief effort.
Southern Africa has yet to recover from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving over 1 000 people dead. Now another tropical cyclone, dubbed “Kenneth”, is predicted to hit Mozambique and Tanzania in the coming week. Despite the tumultuous turn that the climate has taken, the vast majority of the people agitating for action are the continent’s young.
For Earth Day 2019, the theme “Protect Our Species” aims to draw attention to the rapid extinction of species on our planet today. This phenomenon is directly linked to human activities. The Earth Day Network believes that we are now losing species at 1 000 to 10 000 times the normal rate.