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 (sə-hāl′, -hēl′)
A semiarid region of north-central Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Since the 1960s it has been afflicted by prolonged periods of extensive drought.

[Arabic sāḥil, coast, shore (of the Sahara); see Swahili.]

Sa·hel′i·an adj.


(səˈheɪl, -ˈhil)

the arid area in the southern Sahara that stretches across six countries from Senegal to Chad.


[sɑːˈhel] NSahel m
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The Council appointed Angel Losada Fernandez as the EU Special Representative for the Sahel.
NEW YORK, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- The UN Security Council (UNSC) is gravely concerned that Libya remains a safe haven for terrorist groups operating in the Sahel region, said a presidential statement on Tuesday.
Apres la blessure du joueur en question avec son club de l'ES Sahel (Tunisie) en finale de la Coupe de la CAF, fracture de la cheville, les dirigeants qataris, proprietaires du contrat du joueur, ont reclame a leurs homologues tunisiens une reparation financiere de 600.
TUNIS (TAP) - Etoile du Sahel beat Esperance de Tunis (2-1) at an African Confederation Football Cup (CAF) (Group A) day-6 match played Saturday evening in Sousse Olympic Stadium.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa resort will mark South African Hertiage month throughout September to pay tribute to the country that inspired its concept.
agencies on Friday urged the international donor community to help the Sahel region fight hunger and food insecurity issues.
Summary: Le Drian says concern has now shifted to vast Sahel region, 'to make sure there is no upsurge (in terrorism).
Once described by the US as a "Corridor of Terrorism" and home to the feared al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the African Sahel is increasingly becoming synonymous with extreme terrorism.
12 (SUNA)- The Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, has called for supply to the Secretariat General of the Sahel and Sahara Grouping with human and financial resources in order to enable it to carry out its role properly.
On a breezy Monday night last November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived on a visit to Mali, the first leg of a four-nation tour of the Sahel region.
The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) has signed a five-year, $70 million cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help accelerate economic growth for individuals and families in the Sahel regions of Niger and Burkina Faso.
Pour sa part, le [beaucoup moins que]Maroc, lie a la region du Sahel par des relations multiseculaires et multiformes, est determine a contribuer avec vous au succes de la strategie integree pour le Sahel[beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il dit lors de ce debat en presence notamment du Secretaire general de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, du President de la Banque Mondiale Jim Yung Kim et de l'Envoye special pour le Sahel, Romano Prodi, ainsi que du representant de l'Union Europeenne.