Definitions for sahelsəˈheɪl, -ˈhil
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a region in Africa, between the Sahara to the north and a more humid zone (Sudan) to the south.
Origin: From Arabic sahil "border of the desert".
The Sahel[p] is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition, in Africa, between the Sahara desert to the north and the Sudanian Savannas to the south, having a semi-arid climate. It stretches across the north of the African continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. The Arabic word sāḥil literally means "shore, coast" as describing the appearance of the vegetation of the Sahel as a coastline which delimits the sand of the Sahara. The Sahel covers parts of Senegal, southern Mauritania, central Mali, southern Algeria and Niger, central Chad, southern Sudan, northern South Sudan and Eritrea.
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With the chronic food insecurity and uncertain climate, the Sahel is continuing to look very fragile.
France cannot do everything, in the Sahel, in the Central African Republic, in the Levant and then secure its national territory.
Tragic events (in Ouagadougou) confirm something that is becoming more and more clear: terrorism is a cancer across the Sahel and Sahara.
This operation, which destablises the chain of command of one of AQIM's katibas (brigades), once again delivers a heavy blow to terrorist armed groups in the Sahel.
Unless we help the Libyans to have a state structure, to have a security apparatus which is able to control these terrorist organizations, it will be just an illusion to think that we can have security and stability in the Sahel.
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