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Scientists find variants by sequencing samples from people that have tested positive for the virus. Lightspring/Shutterstock

The hunt for coronavirus variants: how the new one was found and what we know so far

There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. It has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants
Blood feeding female malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis. University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control

Malaria elimination in southern Africa? Possibly, but these gaps need attention

The countries share related populations, economies, ecologies and epidemiologies. This interconnectedness highlights challenges and opportunities for more effective malaria control across the region.
The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well. Shutterstock

We mapped the landscape for taxes on sugary drinks in seven African countries

Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
In some African countries, lion trophy hunting is legal. Riaan van den Berg

Recreational hunting, conservation and livelihoods: no clear evidence trail

Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.

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