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Climate emergency : Africa validly represented at the UN

27.09.2019
Article from AFRIC editorial
The objective here is to revise the progressive extermination of global warming on the African continent and in the world in general.
Global temperatures are rising as a result of human-related emissions of carbon dioxide, resulting to weather and climate change patterns in many parts of the world; natural habitats habitats also being destroyed. Biodiversity is getting extinct, agricultural cycles are disrupted and water problems are growing at a very fast pace.

Precipitation has declined in much of the Sahel and southern Africa and has increased in parts of Central Africa. Over the last 25 years, the number of meteorological disasters such as floods and droughts have doubled. This explains why Africa has the highest death rate due to droughts in the world.

As a result of the technological revolution, many countries have found an ideal way to address the environmental challenges faced by their populations. As a result, solar power capacity has quadrupled in the last six years, from 414 gigawatts to about 1,650 gigawatts. Africa is a good example especially countries like Morocco, Algeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Mali etc. And as Serge Henri Kelbe, founder of Matrix Power who is also involved in the development of solar energy in Africa since 2007, said the trend is on the rise “you have countries like Morocco who have launched a solar thermal program 670 megawatts which is considerable, You have Algeria, with a 233 megawatts power plant already active, Rwanda inaugurated her 10megawatts plant in 2012, Senegal is currently at 20 megawatts”, he illustrated with the references.

The summit that opened on 23 September in New York, the UN headquarters, is aimd at resolving the climate change crisis plaquing the environment today. The following African leaders were present; Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, President of Nigerian Muhammadou Buhari and Chadian Idriss Debi Itno and of course Egyptian President Al-Sisi, the only proof of responsibility. They all agreed to commit and work in synergy with other continents to brighten the atmosphere.

Al-Sissi, President of the African Union

Three days after the protests against the climate change that is threatening the five continents, Egypt is also facing a political crisis.

Indeed, since his departure on Friday, September 20 for the summit in New York, the Egyptians launched demonstrations related to the controversial videos that were published by the businessman, Mohammed Ali. According to the Libération, these videos denounce corruption within the army and the entourage of President Al-Sissi.

Faced with these accusations and his absence from Egypt, the President of the African Union simply kept his silence, during his address on Wednesday, 25 September, vis-à-vis the situation prevailing in his country. Paradoxical reactions that could hurt the two mandates of Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi have continued.

It should be noted that these clashes took place in the night from Saturday to Sunday in Suez, between the police and the protesters who braved for the second day in a row despite the prohibition to protest against power: they still demand the departure of Abdel Fattah al-Sissi. According to Agence France Presse Afp, the protesters were about 200 crisscrossing the streets of Suez. According to one of the protesters, the security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition, this information was confirmed by the security forces, who reacted in the presence of several protesters.

This illegal way of claiming power was triggered from the first moments of Abdel Fattah as the head of State the land of the Pharaohs. As it is often said, anger is like drops of water that need to fill a vessel and make it overflow before people can react.

In fact, Egypt lives under a state of emergency and protest movements are prohibited following the law passed in 2013, after the removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. It is therefore the first in Egypt for years now but “not the last” according to Nael Shama, political analyst in Cairo, approached by Afp.

We can stick to one of the principles of the African Union that give the leaders of the AU member states the authorization to request the intervention of the Union to restore peace and security. President Al-Sissi, during his speech, reportedly alerted the institution since the UN has to restore good governance in Egypt.

But in the face of multiple interrogations of the opponents and their crave to sabotage the mandate of Al-Sissi, the calls to demonstrate continue to make their way on the social networks. While waiting for AU-mandated countries to place special emphasis on post-conflict reconstruction, exiled businessman Mohammed Aly introduced the “Million People March” for 27 September next.

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