Sahara desert

 
Algeria abandons hundreds more African migrants in desert
Algeria abandons hundreds more African migrants in desert
A rescue official in neighbouring Niger said on Sunday that nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any...
Algeria abandons 13 000 refugees in the Sahara
Algeria abandons 13 000 refugees in the Sahara
Algeria has abandoned more than 13 000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them...
Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital
Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital
The capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks on Friday which targeted the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's...
For displaced Malians the Mauritanian desert is a haven
For displaced Malians the Mauritanian desert is a haven
It is hardly the most inviting place to call home -- a sprawling tent city in a sea of reddish sand in southeastern Mauritania.
Mauritania: A green oasis in a sea of apricot and cream dunes
Mauritania: A green oasis in a sea of apricot and cream dunes
I hear shrill ululating cries from inside a windowless stone room, then frenzied drumming. Following it inside, I’m startled to see a woman lying...
Niger capital's 'green lung' faces suffocation
Niger capital's 'green lung' faces suffocation
Once lush and abundant, the "green belt" surrounding Niger's capital of Niamey, created 50 years ago to try and halt the advance of the Sahara...
Bandits kidnap tourists in Sahara
Bandits kidnap tourists in Sahara
Masked bandits have kidnapped a group of 19 foreign tourists and Egyptians who were on an expedition in a remote corner of the Sahara Desert in...
Largest known Stone Age burial ground found in Niger
Largest known Stone Age burial ground found in Niger
United States archaeologists have discovered the largest known burial ground of the Stone Age in the Sahara desert, in Niger, that besides human...
Africa's wall of trees
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, three...
Europe eyes the desert sun
Europe eyes the desert sun
Vast farms of solar panels in the Sahara could provide clean electricity for the whole of Europe, according to European Union scientists working on...
How the Sahara's sun could power Europe
How the Sahara's sun could power Europe
A tiny rectangle superimposed on the vast expanse of the Sahara captures the seductive appeal of the audacious plan to cut Europe's carbon...

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