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New Sentinel Article

This writer has an article in the latest (June 2015) edition of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point’s Sentinel journal, which expands on some themes discussed in… 123 more words

Africa

Snapshots of Ramadan in the Sahel

Beginnings

Nigeria:

The Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs has directed Nigerian Muslims to commence their Ramadan fast on Thursday, June 18. The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, who is the President-General of the Council, on Wednesday gave the directive while announcing the sighting of the new moon heralding the month of Ramadan 1436AH…Mr.

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Nigeria

The Central Sahel: A Perfect Sandstorm

International Crisis Group.

The huge, sparsely populated, impoverished Sahel is affected by growing numbers of jihadi extremists and illicit activities, including arms, drugs and human trafficking, estimated to generate $3.8 billion annually. 899 more words

Sahel

Aid to New Nations

The newest nation in the world, South Sudan, was created out of a civil war that has engulfed the area of Sudan over the past half-decade. 1,273 more words

Economics
Tensions increase between West African pastoralists and the nations they migrate through as conflict alters movement routes
  • As threats from Boko Haram alter their routes from the Sahel to coastal countries, nomadic Fulani and Tuareg herders find their practices in conflict with farmers and environmentalists in Ghana.
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Race + Ethnicity

Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

On June 11, the Board of Directors of the World Bank approved the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, involving a total of $121 million. These funds are split between Burkina Faso ($37 million), Mali ($37 million), Niger ($37 million), and ECOWAS ($10 million). 156 more words

Wereldbank

Desertification, drought, wars, disputes, waste and climate change in the Middle East

Photo credit: al-Araby

The Arab world contains one third of the world’s deserts

Threats greater than terror: Desertification and drought

by Mohammad Ali Musawi

Blog: The Middle East is facing a potentially catastrophic threat – st. 266 more words

Desertification

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