Accra Is One Of The Polluted Cities In Africa

According to the 2020 World Air Quality Report, published by Swiss firm, IQAir, Accra is the third most polluted city in Africa.

The Malian capital, Bamako, topped the list of most contaminated African urban areas, with the air quality in the country considered exceptionally undesirable.

Sebokeng in South Africa continued in the second position.

The city of Vereeniging in South Africa is fourth, while Kampala in Uganda is fifth, trailed by the South African urban communities of Soshanguve, Sasolburg, Pretoria, Springs, Midstream and Ga-Rankuwa and Johannesburg in sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth respectively. Eleven South African cities were among the main 15 most polluted urban areas in Africa.

Abidjan was positioned thirteenth in Africa and third in West Africa.

The report which avoided cities in Nigeria, nonetheless, didn’t measure the economic effect of pollution on the separate urban communities and nations.

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As per the report, the seriousness of air pollution in Africa and its subsequent health impact is hard to measure, as air quality data is restricted.

The report said bits of information should be derived from satellite data. By this strategy, it is assessed that air pollution claims up to 780,000 African lives every year.

In 2020, the report said the Africa region’s air quality checking network grew across five new nations (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and Kenya) and 10 new urban communities.

Precisely 41 African nations need air quality monitoring data, leaving almost a billion group without the information important to settle on significant health choices.

South Africa is the only African country with a public, real-time governmental air quality monitoring network.

Data for each and every country in the report is provided by either U.S. State Department screens or non-governmental monitors, contributed by people and organsations.

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