Sahel

Sahel, Ecoclimatic and biogeographic transition zone in Africa.

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The Sahel (; ساحل sāḥil [ˈsaːħil], "coast, shore") is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic realm of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian savanna to the south. Having a semi-arid climate, it stretches across the south-central latitudes of Northern Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. The name is derived from the Arabic term for "coast, shore"; this is explained as being used in a figurative sense (in reference to the southern edge of the vast Sahara). However, such figurative use is unattested in Classical Arabic, and it has been suggested that the word may originally have been derived from the Arabic word sahl سهل "plain" instead.The Sahel part of Africa includes from west to east parts of northern Senegal, southern Mauritania, central Mali, northern Burkina Faso, the extreme south of Algeria, Niger, the extreme north of Nigeria, the extreme north of Cameroon and Central African Republic, central Chad, central and southern Sudan, the extreme north of South Sudan, Eritrea and the extreme north of Ethiopia.Historically, the western part of the Sahel was sometimes known as the Sudan region (bilād as-sūdān بلاد السودان "lands of the blacks"). This belt was roughly located between the Sahara and the coastal areas of West Africa.

Étoile Sportive du Sahel
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Étoile Sportive du Sahel ... The Étoile Sportive du Sahel (Arabic: النجم الرياضي الساحلي‎), is a sports club from Sousse in the Sahel region of Tunisia, known primarily for its football...

Sahel drought
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Sahel drought ... The Sahel has long experienced a series of historic droughts, dating back to at least the 17th century. The Sahel region is a climate zone sandwiched...

Sahel Rosa
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Sahel Rosa ... Sahel Rosa (Japanese: サ ヘ ル ・ ローズ; Persian: ساحل روز, born October 21 or October 23, 1985 in Iran), also sometimes known as Sahel Rose, is an Iranian...

Sahel (disambiguation)
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Sahel FC
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Sahel FC ... Sahel FC is a Cameroonian football club based in Maroua. They are a member of the Cameroonian Football Federation. The club was relegated from the Cameroon...

G5 Sahel
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G5 Sahel ... G5 Sahel or G5S (French: G5 du Sahel) is an institutional framework for coordination of regional cooperation in development policies and security matters...

Sahel (Eritrea)
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Sahel (Eritrea) ... Sahel was a former province of Eritrea until 1996, when it was absorbed into the present day Northern Red Sea region. Its capital was Nakfa. v t e...

José-Alain Sahel
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José-Alain Sahel ... José-Alain Sahel is a French ophthalmologist and scientist. He is currently the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh...

Mdou Moctar
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Mdou Moctar ... popular across the Sahel when they went viral through cell-phone music trading networks. They reached a global audience when Sahel Sounds released his...

Télé Sahel
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Télé Sahel ... Télé Sahel is the national broadcaster of the West African state of Niger. Owned and operated by the government Office of Radio and Television of Niger...

Sahel Sounds
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Operation Barkhane
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Sahel Academy
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Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present)
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2012 Sahel drought
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Steve McNair
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Sahel Metro
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Takuba Task Force
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