Sahel

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Guinean soldiers claim to have seized power in coup attempt
Elite army unit says it has deposed president Alpha Condé but defence ministry says attack has been put down

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

06, Sep, 2021 @1:25 AM

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Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children
A study in Burkina Faso and Mali suggests combining anti-malarial drugs and vaccination could reduce deaths and hospitalisations

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

26, Aug, 2021 @4:05 PM

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‘An economic calamity’: Africa faces years of post-Covid instability
Damage from pandemic could quash ambitions, exacerbate tensions and deepen repression in parts of continent

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

13, Aug, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Hard power: Europe’s military drift causes alarm
Critics are asking why, if the EU’s mission is to promote peace, it wants to use public money to fund the supply of weapons to foreign armies

Zach Campbell, Caitlin Chandler and Chris Jones

19, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘On bad days, we don’t eat’: Hunger grows for thousands displaced by conflict in Chad
As war forces more to flee, humanitarian organisations facing funding shortfalls and increasing demand are unable to keep pace

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

17, May, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Almost 30 million will need aid in Sahel this year as crisis worsens, UN warns
Armed conflicts, the climate crisis and Covid-19 are contributing to chronic risk of food insecurity in the region, says Unocha report

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

28, Apr, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Chad dictator's death spells chaos in Islamist terror’s new ground zero | Simon Tisdall
The west backed military solutions across the Sahel. With the death of President Idriss Déby, that strategy is helping to destabilise the region

Simon Tisdall

25, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Out of Trump playbook’: UK accused of ‘abandoning’ women with cuts to aid
Charity warns of 22,000 additional deaths in poorest countries if Wish reproductive health programme ends

Karen McVeigh

12, Apr, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Sub-Saharan Africa named riskiest investment region due to violence
Annual global terror index highlights attacks in Mozambique and DRC and says human rights abuses are driving violence

Kaamil Ahmed

11, Dec, 2020 @11:33 AM

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Sahel region is 'canary in the coalmine' on climate, says UN official
Mark Lowcock criticises ‘totally inadequate’ effort to help Sahel countries adapt to global heating

Jason Burke

19, Oct, 2020 @4:00 AM

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Isis claims murder of French aid workers and their guides in Niger
Six NGO staff and two local guides were ambushed in a nature reserve in August

Staff and agencies in Paris

17, Sep, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Africa's Great Green Wall just 4% complete halfway through schedule
Report calls for more support if plan to plant 100m hectares of vegetation is to be realised

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

07, Sep, 2020 @4:57 PM

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