Sahel

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‘There are snakes – but we attack the fires’: refugees fight flames in the Sahara
Malian volunteers from a huge camp in Mauritania work tirelessly to put out blazes that threaten homes and land – and all without using water

Nick Roll in Bassikounou, photographs by Guy Peterson

08, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘We have travelled for a month to find grass’: climate crisis piles pressure on Senegal’s herders
Young pastoralists are proud of the tradition they have inherited. But drought, farming and conflict all endanger their lifestyle – and their lives

Kaamil Ahmed in Tambacounda

22, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving
Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought

Fred Harter in Aguié

20, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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While the focus is on Ukraine, Russia’s presence in the Sahel is steadily growing | Bruce Mutsvairo, Mirjam de Bruijn, Kristin Skare Orgeret
With Russian mercenaries invited to Mali as European forces withdraw, how worried should the west be about Russia’s increasing influence across Africa?

Bruce Mutsvairo, Mirjam de Bruijn, Kristin Skare Orgeret

03, Feb, 2022 @7:01 AM

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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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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