Sahel Crisis

The Quiet Americans

NAIROBI, 9 November 2015 (IRIN Global) - Kitting out a Nigerien army unit is not what most humanitarians would consider the best response to Boko Haram. But for the NGO Spirit of America, it is precisely the sort of muscular aid – along with more traditional wealth-generating development projects – that’s needed to tackle the militants. full report

Life still hard in northern Mali, despite peace deal

BAMAKO, 4 September 2015 (IRIN Africa) - A peace accord was signed in Mali earlier this year, but ongoing conflict continues to impact the livelihoods of millions in the north of the country. full report

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