Global Leaders Pledge Billions for SahelGlobal leaders have pledged over $8 billion to boost economic growth in the Sahel region of West Africa as they begin a United Nations-led visit to an area that has suffered for decades from devastating poverty, hunger and instability.
Drought in the Sahel region has made agriculture difficult for women in Yelimne, Mali.
West Africa: Global Leaders Pledge Billions for Sahel
World Bank, 4 November 2013
Signaling a renewed focus on boosting economic growth and lifting people out of devastating poverty in Africa's hard-hit Sahel region, two international development agencies… Read more »
ThinkAfricaPress, 12 February 2013
Western powers are responding to insecurity in the Sahel by instigating greater military projects. But this could lead to the very outcomes the West is trying to avoid. Read more »