September 30, 2022
Africa

Gabon’s fight against rising seas: Port-Gentil at risk of disappearing

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Issued on: 22/09/2022 – 15:29

If sea levels continue to rise, scientists say cities around the world are at risk of disappearing underwater by 2050. One of them is Gabon’s economic hub, Port-Gentil. A possible solution to the rising seas is to move the city away from the coast. But relocating Port-Gentil would mean moving over 100,000 people, an outcome that residents want to avoid at all costs. Our correspondents report.

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