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Climate Change Threatens To Trigger A New Era of Conflict in the Sahel

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The Sahel, the 5,400 km tract of semi-arid land stretching from Senegal in the West to Ethiopia in the East has for centuries been plagued by conflict. Wedged as it is between the expanse of the Sahara desert to the north and the Sudanian savanna to the south, the Sahel exists as a natural meeting point between civilisations. Between the 9th and 18th centuries vast wealth was to be generated…