France’s poorest island is parched because of drought and underinvestment

Mayotte is in its sixth year of drought, and just had its driest year since 1997., The almost dry Combani water reservoir. [Gregoire Merot/AP Photo] Drop by disappearing drop, water is an ever more precious resource on Mayotte, the poorest place in the European Union. Taps flow just one day out of three in this French territory off Africa’s eastern coast, thanks to a drawn-out drought compounded by years of underinvestment and mismanagement. Diseases like cholera and typhoid are on the rebound, and the French army recently,2023-11-17 08:05:00,Read More