Environmental degradation in the coastal areas of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Togo cost 5.3% of the four countries’ GDP in 2017. In Bargny, Senegal, in the last couple of decades, the water eroded more than 200 meters of coast.
In Africa diligent environmental management, is a fairly reliable proxy for broader good governance. Efficient and less corrupt governments tend to be better conservationists
Almost all of the islands’ 550,000 residents have access to electricity. Cape Verde’s per capita electricity consumption per year is substantially higher than the sub-Saharan Africa average.
There is donor fatigue regarding droughts in East Africa, and Addis Ababa has faced accusations it played down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally.
A poor harvest can lead to domestic violence, because men, who typically buy the seeds, expect a good return on their investment and could blame women for planting badly!