A mix of social forestry, agriculture and old water collection methods is a bid to stop desertification so the land can support 232-million people
Ghana’s weather agency said cocoa farmers in the world’s second-biggest producer of the beans will benefit from more moderate seasonal desert winds
Get to Europe or die trying: Inside southern Libya's people-smuggling hub, where the 'crime rate is 150%'
“They beat me and kept saying: ‘What’s wrong with you? Why don’t your parents send the money? Don’t they love you?’ - Jens, 24, from Guinea Bissau
Terror in Ouagadougou: The group behind attacks in west Africa, and its deadly one-eyed leader Belmokhtar
The chief of Al-Murabitoun is dubbed "Mr Malboro" for his involvement in trans-Saharan cigarette smuggling in the past
Angry weather: South Africa burns, as desert winds threatens world’s largest cocoa farms in West Africa
400,000 children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition in 2016, with worst drought in Ethiopia for 50 years happening right now.
Syrians flying 4,820 kms to West Africa, then take road to Mali, the Sahara - and, inshallah, Europe
Along the way, the migrants’ money is transforming remote desert towns, and creating local millionaires. Once sleepy towns are getting rich.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, it's going to be quiet in the Americas this year- thank the Sahara for that
Saharan dust is bad for hurricane systems, as it denies them of heat and moisture. Plus: you won't believe it - the Sahara keeps the Amazon alive.
At least 25% of Africa’s population lives within 100km of a sea coast. Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Lagos, Abidjan, Nouakchott should be afraid.
Homogeneous groups such as Tuaregs or Saharawis have been unsuccessful in attaining independence.