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Climate Migration drives Ethno-political Strife

Climate migration, driven by the Southward advance of the Sahara Desert in West Africa, is putting massive pressures on growing populations and driving disturbing conflicts over issues beyond just resource and land conflicts:

"Due to climate change and the dramatic draught in D the northern Sahelian zone of West Africa in the 1970s and 1980s, the Sahara desert has moved at least 130 kilometers south, thereby swallowing the northern parts of many countries in the region. Many research reports indicate that the desert continues to move south at the rate of five kilometers a year.

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Sources:

West Africa Insight, Centre for Democracy and Development, Vol 1, No 9, September 2010, page 11.

http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/CDD_%20Sept2010.pdf#page=11
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