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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.
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(səˈheɪl, -ˈhil)

the arid area in the southern Sahara that stretches across six countries from Senegal to Chad.
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[sɑːˈhel] NSahel m
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Apres que les dirigeants des pays du G7 ont rencontre dimanche, des representants des pays du G5 Sahel a Biarritz, le Conseil norvegien pour les refugies et Action contre la faim se sont dit profondement preoccupes par le manque de mesures energiques pour faire face a la crise dans la region du Sahel.
06/06/2019 19:03, TUNIS/Tunisia (TAP) - CS Sfaxien joined Etoile du Sahel in the final of Tunisia's soccer Cup after defeating Esperance ST 4-2 on shoot-out penalties (1-1 at the end of full and extra-time) at a semi-final game played on Thursday evening in Sfax.
EU underlines strategic importance of Sahel BRUSSELS, May 14 (KUNA) -- European Union foreign and defence ministers discussed the situation in the Sahel with their counterparts from the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) in Brussels Tuesday.
EU and partners hope to bring peace and stability to the Sahel Dr.
Nouakchott, Dec 6, 2018, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan announced here today his country's donation of 100 million euro to support G5 Sahel. Qattan announced that during the opening ceremony of the Coordination Conference of G5 Sahel Partners and Funders for Financing of Priority Investment Programme (PIP) for (2019-2021) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.
According to him, French is involved in the five Sahel countries in what they called the G5 Sahel and which is sorted around Mali and dealing with the Al-Qaida in the Sahel and also the other terrorist groups in the Sahel region.
Al Sahel Resort has revealed the development of a new five-star hotel in the southwest region of Bahrain.
Aspire Academy's U-18s emerged victorious in the latest Tri-Series tournament after competing against teams from Etoile du Sahel from Tunisia and FC Nasaf from Uzbekistan.
March 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has called on the international community to support efforts of the countries of the Sahel Region to fighting against extremism and terrorism.
Le Maroc participe a la Conference internationale sur le Sahel pour temoigner de sa solidarite et de son engagement avec les pays de la region, a souligne, vendredi a Bruxelles, le ministre des Affaires etrangeres et de la Cooperation internationale, M.