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11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

17 Apr 2013 description
report UN News Service

16 April 2013 – Stretching from Dakar to Djibouti, a United Nations-backed programme dubbed the ‘Great Green Wall’ brings together 11 countries to plant trees across Africa to literally hold back the Sahara desert with a swathe of greenery, lessen the effects of desertification and improve the lives and livelihoods of communities.

01 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

MBAR TOUBAB, 1 décembre 2011 (IRIN) - L'ancien chevrier Samba Ba montre fièrement du doigt un rang d'acacias d'un mètre de hauteur émergeant des herbes fines qui sont la seule autre plante qui pousse dans cette savane aride du nord du Sénégal. « Les arbres sont une bénédiction - les arbres, c'est la vie. Nous appelons [cette rangée d'arbres] le Nil du Sahel ».

07 Jun 2007 description

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO, June 7 (Reuters) - A vaccine targeting a deadly strain of meningitis proved to be safe and highly effective in protecting African children, researchers said on Friday, raising hope that it may help prevent epidemics that afflict many African countries.

27 Apr 2007 description

By Jennifer Harter, Communications Associate

It was a gathering of the most powerful organizations in the global fight against malaria in one of the most powerful places in the world.

And Christian Children's Fund (CCF) was among those invited to the White House on Wednesday for Malaria Awareness Day.

The Vice President for Global Programs at CCF, Michelle Poulton visited the White House on the organization's behalf for a key event in President Bush's efforts to fight malaria.

Poulton attended the luncheon in the White House Rose Garden for Malaria Awareness Day in …