Much of sub-Saharan Africa provides the precise weather conditions in which mosquitoes and malaria parasites can thrive. That’s why it’s important to understand how changes in the global climate might affect where those conditions exist. Mark Smith and Chris Thomas did just this in a new study, using hydrological (water flow) and other models, to see what the continent's malaria future might look like.

Football teams from northern Africa dominate the continent's inter-club competitions. Eight of the past 10 champions league competitions have been won by teams from North Africa. Esperance of Tunisia and Al Ahly of Egypt are among the most successful. Sports management academic Mahfoud Amara explains the reasons behind their success and what other teams can learn from it.

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Mapping malaria in Africa: climate change study predicts where mosquitoes will breed in future

Mark Smith, University of Leeds; Chris Thomas, University of Lincoln

Mosquito populations can respond quickly to changing climate, which means the location of areas at risk of malaria might change.

Al Ahly and Esperance highlight the dominance of North Africa in club football. Lessons for other African teams

Mahfoud Amara, Qatar University

African clubs must learn from the success of Al Ahly and Esperance.

South African communities vs Shell: high court victories show that cultural beliefs and practices count in climate cases

Louise Du Toit, University of Southampton; Brewsters Caiphas Soyapi, North-West University; Louis Kotzé, North-West University

Indigenous people’s concerns and considerations could provide a strong basis for climate litigation in South Africa.

Kenya’s flood evictions may violate the law - scholar

Smith Ouma, University of Manchester

In response to flooding that destroyed homes and displaced thousands in Nairobi’s informal settlements, the government has been evicting people living in riparian areas.

Rwanda’s role in eastern DRC conflict: why international law is failing to end the fighting

Kerstin Bree Carlson, Roskilde University

For the vulnerable millions in eastern DRC, it is not enough that international courts exist.

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