In the early 2010s the World Bank and the African Development Bank launched the slogan 'The Africa that wins'. The concept has quickly shown its limits. A narrow perspective, which implies that another part of Africa can be called 'loser', and groups together 54 countries and as many human, historical and social differences into a single value judgment.
This is part 8 of an 8-part series
In 2020, Africa warmed up faster than the global average, though the continent is only responsible for 7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. From flooding in the DRC; plagues of locusts spreading from Ethiopia to Uganda; fires in Algeria; to rising sea levels from Benin to Senegal, extreme weather events have multiplied. To make matters worse, the target of $100bn a year – accorded by the countries of the north (the main polluters) to those of the south (a quarter of which is for Africa) to enable them to adapt to climate change – has not been met.