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  2. Apr 2024
    1. Eine extreme Hitzewelle hat in der Sahelzone Hunderte, wahrscheinlich Tausende Menschenleben gefordert. World Weather Attribution zufolge ist die Höhe der Temperaturen eindeutig auf die globale Erhitzung durch Treibhausgase zurückzuführen. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/18/lethal-heatwave-in-sahel-worsened-by-fossil-fuel-burning-study-finds

      Zur Studie: https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/extreme-sahel-heatwave-that-hit-highly-vulnerable-population-at-the-end-of-ramadan-would-not-have-occurred-without-climate-change/

  3. Dec 2023
    1. in west Africa, whereabout 6.4 million (39.3%) of an estimated 16.2 millionpregnant women had malaria infections

      39.3% of pregnant women in West Africa moderate to high transmission countries had malaria infections in 2022. This seems surprisingly high. I haven't seen the regular case incidence for West Africa directly mentioned in this report, but I would expect it lower than the case incidence for Nigeria which I calculate as 30.5% (p202)

    2. 1.2

      1.2% of patients don't respond to the standard malaria medication

    3. A. P. falciparum parasite rate (Pf PR), 2022

      ChatGPT: "The term "Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate" refers to the percentage of individuals in a population who are infected with the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum ... PfPR\(_{2-10}\) refers to the Plasmodium falciparum Parasite Rate in the age group of 2 to 10 years old."

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  4. Jul 2023
  5. Apr 2021
    1. This black Lord is called Musse Melly and is the sovereign of the land of the negroes of Gineva [Ghana]. This king is the richest and noblest of all these lands due to the abundance of gold that is extracted from his lands.

      The black lord refers to Mansa Musa, a dedicated Muslim and Emperor of West Africa during the 14th century. Land of the negroes means dark-skinned civilization. It mentions that his the richest and noblest of all lands indicate his travels because it compares other emperors' wealth and hereditary class to Mansa Musa. No other empire could compare to his status because of the natural resources of gold in Mansa land. His leadership is shown due to him being called black lord. He had vast amounts of his people following him on his travel to Mecca, which shows his people's dedication and respect for him as king.

  6. Aug 2015
    1. coming.

      Study questions for this section:

      What roles do sugar and slavery play in the expansion of European empires?

      What diseases devastate Native American peoples?