What we’re reading, 25 March 2019
Each week the Foundation highlights a number of media articles that we have found interesting and relevant to governance in Africa. Sharing here is not an endorsement of the views linked, but a spur for further discussion. Join that discussion by engaging with one of our social media accounts, linked at the top of this page.
Africa Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change. Will Economic Growth Reverse the Trend?
BRINK News (international) published an op-ed by Head of Research, African Center for Economic Transformation, John Asafu-Adjaye on the potential of the renewable energy sector in Africa, to mark Africa Climate Week. Examining the impact that climate change has had on the continent, and the need for innovative business models to accelerate private investment in renewable energy, the article noted that the 2018 IIAG showed Overall Governance had improved for three out of four African citizens.
Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help
BBC Africa (pan-African) reported on the destruction that Cyclone Idai has caused in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, with over 15,000 still due to be rescued according to Mozambiquan officials.
The EU claims the migrant crisis is over in Europe — that doesn’t mean it’s over
Quartz (pan-African) published a piece on the European Union (EU)’s recent announcement that the migration crisis of 2015 was over. The article noted that the EU’s statement had garnered criticism from aid groups such as Medecins Sans Frontieres who argue that while the crisis may no longer be dominating European headlines, it is still happening, and simply taking place off European shores.