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لماذا تؤدي إزالة الغابات إلى زيادة احتمالية تفشِّي الأوبئة؟

يُكثِّف الباحثون جهودهم من أجل الوقوف على طبيعة العلاقة بين التنوع البيولوجي، والأمراض الناشئة، والبحث في كيفية الاستفادة من تلك المعلومات في التنبُّؤ بتفشِّي الأوبئة المستقبلية، وسبل منْع تفشي الأوبئة. جيف توليفسون Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02341-1 English article يقول الخبراء إنَّ الحدّ من إزالة الغابات (موضَّحة في الصورة، الملتقَطة من غابةٍ مدارية مطيرة بحوض الكونغو) يمكن أن يقلل من احتمال ظهور جوائح …

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The Nile river led to Khartoum’s growth, but now threatens the city

A view of flooded farmland on the riverbank and swelling Blue Nile as its water level rises after heavy rainfall in Khartoum, Sudan Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A view of flooded farmland on the riverbank and swelling Blue Nile as its water level rises after heavy rainfall in Khartoum, Sudan Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Andrea Zerboni, University of Milan Over the past few weeks, floods – following exceptionally heavy rains – have hit Sudan. Many parts of the country have been affected though …

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What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa

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Women in a lab. anyaivanova/Shutterstock Anne M. Khisa, PhD, African Population and Health Research Center A Doctor of Philosophy – commonly known as a PhD – is the highest level of academic training. It allows the degree holder to teach the chosen subject at university, conduct research or practise in the specialised area. However, in many African countries like Kenya …

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Why the Child’s Rights Act still doesn’t apply throughout Nigeria

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Where children are concerned, all actions must be in their best interests. shutterstock Usang Maria Assim, University of the Western Cape Nigeria adopted the Child’s Rights Act in 2003, giving legal consent to both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The country’s constitution states …

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Why US diplomatic muscle could achieve more in Somalia than drone strikes

A military drone replica is displayed in front of the White House during a protest against drone strikes on January 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

A military drone replica is displayed in front of the White House during a protest against drone strikes on January 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Paul D. Williams, George Washington University The United States has used airstrikes against al-Shabaab forces in Somalia since January 2007, including armed drone strikes from June 2011. From early 2017, …

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Steps Sudan must take to prevent future flood destruction

Sudanese people carry their belongings through the flood waters. Isam Al-Haj/AFP via Getty Images

<figure> <img src=”https://images.theconversation.com/files/357921/original/file-20200914-22-1592kvn.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip” /> <figcaption> Sudanese people carry their belongings through the flood waters. <span class=”attribution”><span class=”source”> Isam Al-Haj/AFP via Getty Images</span></span> </figcaption> </figure> <span><a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/abdelrahim-salih-1156214″>Abdelrahim Salih</a>, <em><a href=”https://theconversation.com/institutions/imam-muhammad-ibn-saud-islamic-university-4858″>Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University</a></em></span> <p><em>In Sudan, record floods and heavy rains <a href=”https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/lost-thousands-homeless-sudan-battles-floods-200909102451318.html”>have so far</a> killed over one hundred people and displaced over 500,000. A committee tasked with dealing with …

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What’s holding Arab women back from achieving equality?

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Lina Abirafeh, Lebanese American University No country in the world has achieved full gender equality, but the Arab region – a diverse grouping of 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa – ranks lowest in the world, according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Report. Despite some advances in women’s economic equality in Qatar, Algeria and the United …

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Malaria: new map shows which areas will be at risk because of global warming

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mycteria / shutterstock Mark Smith, University of Leeds and Chris Thomas, University of Lincoln Of an estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide each year, around 93% are in Africa. This proportion is more or less the same for the 405,000 malaria deaths globally. That’s why there are huge efforts underway to provide detailed maps of current malaria cases in …

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The AU’s peace and security architecture: filling the gaps

African leaders at the 33rd African Union Heads of State Summit at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2020.

African leaders at the 33rd African Union Heads of State Summit at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2020. Dominique Mystris, University of Pretoria Since its inception in 2002 the African Union has been under pressure to resolve the extensive peace and security challenges facing the continent. In particular, it’s tried to address the limitations faced by its …

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