September 10, 2020

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Sudanese authorities have declared a three-month state of emergency after record flooding left over a hundred people dead and tens of thousands homeless. Floodwaters are also threatening to damage Sudan’s ancient Meroe Pyramids, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The River Nile has crested to its highest level in one hundred years.  At least 103 people have been killed by drowning,

Over the past seven years, France’s Barkhane counterinsurgency operation in the Sahel has weathered terrorist attacks, flagging political support from its African allies, and growing popular protests against the ongoing presence of Paris, the region’s former colonial power. Now, it faces the coup in Mali. August’s power grab by a group of army colonels — Mali’s fourth coup since independence

More dengue, less malaria. That may be the future in parts of Africa on a warming planet, depending on where you live. New research says it’s all about which mosquitoes will thrive. And the methods to control one don’t necessarily work on the other. The mosquito that spreads malaria prefers relatively cool temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). The dengue