THE AFRICAN SAHEL

The African Sahel, located underneath the Sahara desert and above the Sudanese Savanna represents a vibrant community of roughly 102 million people. However, turbulence has tumbled through the region the past few decades. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian 29 million Sahelians need assistance and protection. Its unique location has caused its inhabitants to be heavily affected by climate change, and has been a site for severe non-state violence. Finally as of 2021, countries within the Sahel such as Guinea and Mali face civil unrest after governmental coups. This page serves as an introduction to conflicts within the Sahel, and aims to keep our readers informed and updated with accurate and timely news about the Sahel.

LEARNING RESOURCES

Introduction

Civil Unrest & Uncertainty In Governance

Climate Change

Terrorism and Nonstate Violence