Africa

The Alliance of Sahel States: Implications for West Africa

Last year, the Alliance of Sahel States emerged as a new mutual defence pact in West Africa following political disputes with regional organisation, the Economic Community of West African States. The alliance comprises of three junta-led nations: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger who together declared their withdrawal from ECOWAS. So why have these states decided …

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New ways to sustainably manage African water resources

Scientists at Digital Earth Africa work to use satellite imagery to study water resources on the African continent. The information assists countries in Africa to make more informed decisions about soil and coastal erosion, agriculture, deforestation, desertification, water quality and changes to human settlements. The Wire spoke to the Lead Scientist at Digital Earth Africa …

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