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The impact of extreme weather on Africa

What can governments and agencies do to minimise the impact of extreme weather on Africa?

What can governments and agencies do to minimise the impact of extreme weather on Africa? Dr Hassan Mohamed at the National Humanitarian Coordination Center in Somalia tells us the way repeated dry spells are hitting farmers and livestock herders is making resilience impossible. Robson Mutandi of the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Mozambique makes the case that the increasing frequency of droughts and intense rainfall in Africa is an existential emergency. And Lydia Zigomo of Oxfam International discusses possible mitigation for extreme weather events. Also in the programme, Eva Dou of the Wall Street Journal explains the dilemma faced by clothing companies who discover the cotton in their clothes comes from Xinjiang in China, where the ethnic Uighur population has been subjected to a state-run programme of mass incarceration and what Beijing calls deradicalisation. Plus car maker Tesla has announced the construction of its first European factory in the German capital, Berlin. Steve Fowler of Auto Express has been speaking with Tesla boss Elon Musk, and tells us how big a deal this expansion into Europe is for the company.

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