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Prince William’s remarks on Africa’s population condemned by critics – National

Prince William didn’t win any points with the people of Africa after he made a comment linking the continent’s population to pressure on wildlife.

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At the Tusk Conservation Awards in London earlier this week, William said the pressure on Africa’s “wildlife and wild spaces due to human populations” was creating “a major challenge for with conservationists, as well as the world”. Al Jazeera reported.

“But it is imperative that the natural world is protected not only for its contributions to our economies, jobs and livelihoods, but also for our health, happiness and future,” he said. of humanity.

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The Duke of Cambridge, a father of three, does not specifically refer to population growthNewsweek reported, but his comments were condemned on Twitter, with many accusing him of racism, hypocrisy and privilege.

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One warned the prince to stay in his lane, tweeting that William “has no moral authority to say anything about Africa or about Africans and their lives.”

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“It would be helpful if Prince William paid attention to history. By far the greatest losses of wildlife in Africa occurred in the early 1900s when Europeans arrived with guns and hunted across the continent. Blaming African civilians is completely misinterpreting African history,” another user tweeted.

British journalist Nadine Batcosystem-Hunter resurrected a tweet from 2017, pointing out Africa’s population density is much lower than that of Asia and Europe, and commented on William’s decision when add three more members to the world population.

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Others pointed to the prince’s expensive habits, especially when traveling.

“I have yet to hear Prince William talk about how much his own family has contributed to the current climate disaster. How much CO2 do they emit from the private palaces, jets and helicopters they use as Ubers. For all the kids they have and the energy they consume, ” someone else tweeted.

This is not the first time the Duke has faced comments like this. In 2017 he was quickly condemn after saying that Africa’s “rapidly growing human population” is placing wildlife and its habitat under “enormous pressure”.

The latest criticism comes the same week as a new documentary about the British Royal Family was released by the BBC, leaving the family Make a statement expressed their disappointment about the film’s theme.

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The Princes and the Press is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the hidden – and in some cases, disturbing – inner workings that have been kept hidden from the public.

Three royal households – Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House – called the two-part series “disappointing” and criticized the BBC for giving “reliability” to the idea that other members of the family The royal family has released damaging information about the Duke and Duchess. of Sussex to the press over the years.

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