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Algeria abandons hundreds more African migrants in desert

A UN migration official has accused Algeria of leaving hundreds of African migrants stranded in the desert

Algeria abandons 13 000 refugees in the Sahara

An Associated Press report details witness accounts of migrants and refugees from Africa left to die in the Sahara Desert

Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital

The capital came under multiple attacks on Friday when five armed men opened fire on passersby before heading towards the embassy

For displaced Malians the Mauritanian desert is a haven

Despite the refugee camp's depleting funds, refugees would rather be hungry than live in terror

Mauritania: A green oasis in a sea of apricot and cream dunes

Few places in the world seem as otherworldly & inhospitable as the vast expanses of the Mauritanian Sahara, yet a holiday there is ideal for a family.

Niger capital’s ‘green lung’ faces suffocation

The "green belt" of trees surrounding Niger's capital, which was created to stop the advance of the Sahara desert, is dying a slow death.

Europe eyes the desert sun

Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy back plan for solar panels in the North African desert, writes Alok Jha.

Africa’s wall of trees

Tentative preparations for an African "wall of trees" to slow down the southern spread of the Sahara desert are finally getting under way.

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