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[Ambassador report] [Free Report] Covering Environmental News In Africa

by Yvonne Wabai | 31-08-2019 04:15 Comments 4 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Hi fellow Eco warriors! 

I noticed that there was sort of a vacuum when it came to environmental activism - some entire communities were being ignored. It's not that these communities are not environmentally aware, it's just that the news cycle prefers activism from white or white adjacent individuals. 

Africans, for example, are largely ignored in the environmental debate. This is terrible because the African continent will bear the brunt of the consequences of climate change and global warming even though the continent contributed the least to the crisis. There are plenty of African environmental activists, but they barely get any coverage. Additionally, environmental news from Africa barely gets the covered with the seriousness it deserves.

Due to this, I decided to start covering environmental news from Africa myself. For several months now, I have been highlighting various environmental challenges that African countries face. I have covered topics such as the climate crisis, wildlife conservation, drought, cyclones Kenneth and Idai, plastic bans, antibiotic contamination of rivers, malaria, eating insects, and floating villages, amongst others.

I have learnt a lot from my coverage of these issues, and I will continue to cover environmental news in Africa. 

4 Comments

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Yvonne.

    I had read report on Saturday but did not quite have the time to respond on it. I do agree with what you mentioned in your report in that our news in our stories most of the time does get sidelined. But I really do think that it should never stop us to give our news from our continent because we are of our continent. And I'm so glad that you're one of the people who pushes for that notion to be done and I support you all the way in that Endeavor.

    Thank you for this realistic and thought-provoking report.
    With gratitude,
    Rosa
    Posted 02-09-2019 01:52

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Yvonne,

    As not many people actually wrote about environments in Africa, zillions of thanks to you that you actually talked about Africa in your report. In fact, we all know that Africa is renowned for its biodiversity and beautiful natural landscape. I hope these can be protected appropriately as they are assets of Africa!

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 02-09-2019 00:26

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Yvonne

    It's certainly a huge problem that environmental activities in Africa don't get enough attention of the world that they deserve. At the same time, I want to thank you for covering environmental issues that Africa is facing now so that we can be more aware of them.
    Keep up the good work! : )

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 01-09-2019 18:12

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Yvonne

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about how you have been Covering Environmental News In Africa. Great work fellow ambassador. It seems like you have learnt alot :) Keep up with your enthusiasm and great activities.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 31-08-2019 05:58

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