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China Daily / 2020-01 / 15 / Page011

Africa can turn floods curse into a blessing

By Edith Mutethya in Nairobi, Kenya | China Daily | Updated: 2020-01-15 00:00

Massive floods experienced by many African countries over the past three months highlight the continent's vulnerability to extended bouts of heavy rains, but also the potential to turn such climate patterns into an advantage.

The recurring curse of inundating rains can be transformed into a blessing, say analysts, noting that large parts of Africa also regularly suffer long periods of drought.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said African countries have massive potential in what it terms rainwater harvesting, which includes dam building among other measures.

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