Month: Sep 2014

small islands

The paradox of Africa’s small island developing nations

I was born in Canchungo, in the northwestern part of Guinea-Bissau. Images of a beautiful canvas of green landscape crisscrossed by abundant waterways, thick forest, vast expanses of mangroves, pristine islands and coastlines, teeming with rich marine life, remain etched in my memory. Today, erratic weather conditions, declining rainfall, rising sea levels and other phenomena …

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