COP27: Will more climate loans supersize Africa’s debt?
15 November 2022 | 2:33 pm
South Africa approves a funding plan for phasing out coal-based power. However, the hundreds of millions in loans have some citizens worried about supersizing the nation's debt.
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South Africa is seeing another wave of anti-immigrant protests driven by a new movement called Operation Dudula. DW’s Adrian Kriesch reports from one of the anti-migrant protests in the mining town of Rustenburg.
A far-right MP shouted "go back to Africa!" as a Black lawmaker spoke about stranded migrants. The member of the anti-immigration National Rally party said he was referring to the migrants and not his fellow MP.
This weekend, the United Nation's climate change conference COP27 kicks off in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Losses from climate-related disasters are on the rise, and the question of who will foot the bill is likely to dominate discussions. Developing nations, bearing the brunt of the crisis, won't shy away from demanding that richer countries pay up. In this special edition of Down to Earth, we take a closer look at the growing rift between the North and global South.
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