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Africa: Imagining the Great Green Wall of Africa
By Timothy Walker
Despite the United Nation’s recent declaration that the deadly Horn of Africa famine of 2011 has finally ended, it remains an obvious and inescapable certainty that the continent will soon confront another convergence of climatic, political and economic problems that produces a similar tragedy.
Unless immediate and effective measures are taken forthwith, the lives of possibly an even greater number of people will continue to be imperilled. Moreover, it seems imprudent to imagine that such a crisis can truly be thought to have abated, as the latent effects will be felt for the foreseeable future amongst both people and the environment.