Opinion: For Africa to Be Strong It Needs Strong Ecosystems
Our continent is undergoing an unprecedented and rapid transformation. Some of the world's fastest growing economies are in Africa. Our cities and our populations are exploding.
The "wild" side of Africa is changing as new infrastructure to accommodate this boon, as well as increased regional and global trade, are transforming urban and rural areas.
In this, many are writing the first chapters of Africa's rise. But are we seeing the full story?
Climate change, population growth, increased water demand and environmental degradation are all putting pressure on our freshwater resources.