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The Tropic of Capricorn sign in Namibia. Expansion of the tropics will have huge implications for people and nature. Shutterstock

Africa should be worried about the expanding tropics

The tropics are expanding at an unprecedented rate. This will have massive implications for societies, economies and the natural world.
Donald Trump’s election is bad news for the African continent. Mike Segar/Reuters

Why a Trump victory bodes ill for Africa

A key strategy for President-elect Trump is to turn the US inward, both economically and politically. This bodes badly for Africa.
Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima El Haite at the Noor solar plant, one of the biggest in the world. Fadel Senna/AFP

What Africa must do to make green industrialisation a reality

Climate change stands to hit Africa the hardest. That's why green industrialisation is critical to help keep the continent's greenhouse gas emissions low.
Africa contributes the least of any continent to climate change – but it also has the least resources to manage it. Shutterstock

Forecast of global trends suggest heavy headwinds for Africa

Scenarios on global trends over the next 20 years point to some serious challenges for Africa. Whatever actually happens, it's important for the continent to put in place mitigation strategies.

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