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Northern Mali: A dying land

Date Published: 
07/10/2012
Summary: 

The UN says droughts in the African Sahel are set to deepen and become more frequent, as rainfalls dry up and global warming takes its toll - a disaster for all people of the region, almost entirely dependent on farming and animal herding. (..) Amid desertification and drought, tensions rise as rival armed groups vie for control of the impoverished region.