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Peck's Lake

It’s already been a week since I’ve returned to the USA after a 7-month stay in El Gouna, Egypt.

Now that I’m back in Florida, I’ve resumed my frequent walks on… 850 more words


Attacks escalate in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is one of the five countries fighting terrorism in Africa’s Sahel, but has not previously been suffering too many terrorist attacks, compared to its neighbours. 14 more words

The Great Green Wall: Simply a metaphor or is it more than that?

Visualise a green wall stretching over the entire width of the African continent – all the way from Senegal to Ethiopia. A wall composed of trees, bushes and plants running through 11 countries with one objective: reversing the effects desertification. 918 more words

EU to reinforce counter-terrorism efforts in Mali

From 26 to 28 March, European External Action Service Deputy Secretary General Pedro Serrano and EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove led a high-level visit Mali to enhance cooperation on counter-terrorism issues, says the text of the EEAS statement. 234 more words


AFRICOM Commander on Climate Change: Sahel Receding Almost a Mile Per Year

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Marine General Thomas D. Walhauser, Commander of U.S. Africa Command (head of all U.S. forces on the African continent, barring Egypt), fielded a question from Sen. 354 more words

Climate And Security

Opération Barkhane and the Resurgence of Sahel Jihadiism

French forces deployed to North Africa’s Sahel region as part of Opération Barkhane have been escalating their operational tempo ahead of the July elections in Mali, while concurrently the… 1,765 more words