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Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud on Africa’s Green Transition

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) greets South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa upon arrival for an official dinner at the Elysee Palace, on the sidelines of the New Global Financial Pact Summit, in Paris, on June 22, 2023. Ludovic MARIN / AFP

This has been a week of revealing contrasts, so revealing that a screenwriter might find them a bit on the nose. 

Most prominent was the global attention focused on the underwater fate of a small group of rich people and the general indifference to the near-simultaneous drowning of a large group of poor people. 

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