Centre for Strategies and Security for the Sahel Sahara (Nouakchott), 3 April 2012
The Sahel-Saharan region is a large, arid area in the deserted Northern part of Africa. It runs from East to West in between Senegal and the confines of Sudan. The population is sparse and very difficult to reach in this strip of land. Today, the region has become a no man's land out of any State control.