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Sahel in 10 Pictures: The Food Crisis in West Africa

This year, the Sahel region of West Africa is once again likely to face a serious food crisis that could, if early and effective action is not taken, prove as costly to lives and livelihoods as the past food crises in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Every year, these crises affected more than 10 million …

Africa

Call for urgent action in Sahel to prevent humanitarian emergency

Levels of malnutrition in areas of west Africa becoming dangerously high, warns Oxfam, as the NGO launches an emergency appeal<p>• Map of the Sahel food crisis<p>The food crisis in the Sahel will turn into a humanitarian emergency unless urgent action is taken, said the NGO Oxfam as it launched a $36.3m …

When it comes to energy, the Sahel could be to France what Iraq was to the US

In the first days of the invasion of Mali, French president François Hollande promised (French) that his country had “neither economic nor political interests” in Mali.<p>While that’s true, France has important strategic interests in promoting stability in the Sahel, the strip of land between the …

Africa

Niger offers hope of homegrown solutions to Sahel crises

Agencies must combine forces to overcome the effects of a trio of food crises in the Sahel, according to WFP's regional head<p>Those working to combat food insecurity in the Sahel need to "get their thinking together" and realise that it could take several years for the poorest families to recover …

Sahel villagers fleeing climate change must not be ignored

Those displaced by climate change are not granted refugee status or protection. Their plight should not be overlooked<p>Migration has always been a way of life in the Sahel, an arid belt of land that stretches across Africa just south of the Sahara. Many of the region's 100 million inhabitants lived …

VS Pritchett Memorial Prize: Sahel by Peter Adamson

<i>Peter Adamson’s short story Sahel has won the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize 2013. The award, which has a winner’s pot of £1,000, was founded by the</i> …

France to appoint Dakar-based anti-terror czar for Sahel

France is to name an anti-terror czar for the Sahel region, to be based in Dakar, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on a visit to the …

16 million at risk of hunger in Africa's Sahel despite good harvest - U.N. | Reuters

DAKAR, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 16 million people are at risk of hunger across Africa’s Sahel belt next year due to conflicts and rapid population growth despite good harvests and rainfall, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.<p>Violence in northern Nigeria, northern Mali and …