What Happens to Africa in a Nuclear WWIII?
By Nneka Okumazie
Within this century, there may or may not be a major nuclear war. Several nations have preparedness sets: bunkers, supplies, etc. Most of Africa does not seem to have and may seem vulnerable to what is called the nuclear winter, where there is cold, shortage of rain, radiation problems, death of crops, livestock, infertile soil, contamination, severe poisoning, infectious diseases, etc.
It is unlikely that anywhere in Africa may be directly hit since nuclear powers are in other continents, but the aftershocks should knock Africa.
Though there are unknown unknowns to follow such a time, Africa has some advantages, massive deserts, the weather and enormous vegetation.
There is a lack of clouds in the Sahara and Kalahari, so they may become spots for minor purity of surviving clouds, from elsewhere, that may pass through.
These clouds may go on to some of the nearby rainforests and may provide some useable rain, or prevent other harmful clouds from stationing over places.
People in Africa would likely move into forests, where it may be possible to plant and grow crops then feed livestock for up to 6 months, though some people may have to stay on for at least 2 years. Many may move in deeper and deeper into the rainforest to find less crowded spots.
Some people may come with comfort, greed and pleasure thinking, overdriving survival of the fittest, but they may not be the ones to survive. There may be some with sprawling courage, the currency of the doctrine of death, who would be able to forage, hold on and navigate ahead, rather than hold tight to live in a cosy place, when it is obvious that death is so close, playing safe or bravely plunging.
There would be people in bunkers in advanced countries that would likely monitor global meteorology and may forecast that some of Africa’s forests remain fertile. They may use special jets to get there. They may be able to get some space, in exchange for airlifting some people, who claim those territories, away to their bunkers, in their own countries.
There would probably be lots of conflicts, lots of ridiculous acts and many people who think everything is all plushy would be living in the woods, muddy and in danger of death.
There may be other places around the world where people may also try to live like this, but the weather and desert advantages may give Africa a high chance of having a large number of survivors. Though this may be subject to efforts their learned people make for such a scenario. All is absolutely uncertain.
Caves can also be safe places, but battles would be so sore to own and maintain one. There is likely to be cannibalism at some point, as well as consumption of raw leaves.
Random agriculture in forest areas could be useful for food in the present as well as to space out sustainability in the event such a nuclear war happens.
It is likely that many survive, the world would be a different place, but hopefully it doesn’t happen.
[Job 5:2, For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.]