The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.
This week, the Africa Pavilion at COP21 kicks off, China gives $60 billion in aid to Africa, and Libya takes steps towards peace.
Africa Pavilion at COP21 Begins
A panel comprised of African heads of state, government officials, and representatives of businesses and institutions officially opened the African Pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris this week. Among the speakers were President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin, who discussed the potential effects of climate change on African economies and development. The panel discussed potential plans and solutions, including developing and using renewable energy in Africa in order to move the continent forward.