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France’s decision to pull troops out of the Sahel invites a less military approach

A less militarised approach could lead to greater security in the region. Daphne Benoit/AFP via Getty Images Folahanmi Aina, King’s College London France recently announced plans to close its military operation battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa. President Emmanuel Macron said the mission would be replaced by an “operation of support and cooperation with armies in …

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Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

Juanjo Tugores / shutterstock Alona Armstrong, Lancaster University Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change. However, in our efforts to go green, we also need to be mindful of other consequences, both intended and unintended – and that includes how a mass deployment of renewable technology might affect its surrounding …

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