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  1. Climate change hits economic growth in Africa - report

    BBC World Service

    Mark Pivac, Newsroom

    View of the submerged office buildings of the former main entrance to Lake Nakuru National Park. Over the last 10 years, Lakes in The Rift Valley have been rising steadily in what experts are pointing to as the effects of climate change.
    Image caption: Some lakes are rising in Kenya, where flooding is blamed by some on climate change

    A report commissioned by 55 developing countries says the impact of climate change has wiped out about 20% of their economic growth over the past two decades.

    Commissioned by finance ministers from nations across Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific, the report says the grouping is bearing an “alarming” cost, despite having contributed the least to climate change and having the poorest ability to respond to ever more disasters.

    The vulnerable countries say wealthier ones are not curbing emissions, and are failing to meet a $100bn (£80bn) a year commitment to help developing nations adapt.

    Climate negotiators are discussing adaptation funding in the German city of Bonn this week.

  2. Could Bongalo take on Airbnb in Africa?

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    Video caption: The hospitality platform is designed for African travellers and is looking to expand

    Hospitality platform Bongalo was founded in Cameroon and lists properties in Rwanda and Cameroon.