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Seedlings laid out ready for planting in land prepared by the Delfino plough in Djibo, Burkina Faso.
Climate Change

Bringing degraded African land back to life

How combining new technology and traditional knowledge harvests rain and restores land
Secretary General welcomes release of school boys.
Peace and Security

The Secretary-General welcomes the release of some of the abducted children in Nigeria

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Nigeria
The Great Green Wall initiative created close to 120 000 farming jobs.

Africa's Great Green Wall: close to 18 million hectares of land restored

Annual restoration of 8.2 million hectares and US$4.3 billion may be needed to achieve the planned 100 million hectares by 2030.
Citizens fetching water from a community borehole in Chad. Photo: UNDP / Jean D. Hakuzimana

Strengthening bonds in the Sahel

Confronting insecurity, joblessness, injustice and inequity could transform the region
Cover Story

A messenger of peace and development goes to the Sahel

For his trip to the Sahel, Ban Ki-moon adopted as his motto an African saying: “One hand cannot tie a bundle.” His guests agreed.

In Sahel, battle against child malnutrition continues

Malnutrition among children under age five in the Sahel is expected to rise again this year
In Africa’s Sahel region, over 1 million children under age 5 are at risk of dying of nutrition-related illnesses

Urgent global action urged to stop hunger in Sahel

Window of opportunity to save people from hunger narrowing by the day
Health Campaign