West Africas coastal areas host about one third of the regions population and generate 56% of its GDP.
Kenyas Chinese financed diesel train railway cost $3.2 billion for 472 kilometres of track. The more expensive
electric train line from Addis Ababa to Djibouti $3.4 billion – for 756 kilometres.
In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.
In East Africa Ethiopia is likely to remain the fastest growing economy, but growth is projected to slow in Tanzania with moderation in investment growth.
Almost 60 anti-salt dykes have been built across four regions of Senegal, allowing some 7,000 hectares of once-toxic land to be farmed.
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