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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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Summary: New Delhi (India), Aug 02 (ANI): Putting rumours to rest that Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha parted their ways because of another woman, the actress on Friday refuted the alleged reports and cleared that there is no third person involved behind their separation.
According to a report from Sahil, an NGO working for a safe environment for children and tackling child abuse there were about 2,321 cases of child abuse in 2007, 1838 in 2008, 2012 in 2009, 2252 in 2010 and 2303 in 2011.
According to a report titled "Cruel Numbers 2018" published by a non-government organisation (NGO) working for the rights of children, Sahil, Punjab with 2,403 cases of child abuse has remained ahead of other provinces.
A solar power plant in Baku's Sahil settlement has been connected to the power grid, Deputy Chairman of the Azerbaijani State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources Jamil Malikov told Trend Sept.
Talking to reporter, Investigation Officer Pirwadhai PS, Ataullah Gondal informed that a police mobile was on patrolling in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed area when four suspects including Amjad, Sahil and two others opened fire on the police mobile Khayaban-e-Sir Syed at 3: 30 AM Tuesday night.
When Neil's geeky twin brother, Sahil, offers to help Twinkle shoot a film for the annual arts festival, she jumps at the chance.
KARACHI -- A young man was brutally murdered in Defence Housing Authority and his body set on fire apparently to hide his identity before being thrown at a deserted place, the Sahil police said.
When Neil's twin brother (and a total film junkie, just like her) Sahil asks Twinkle to join him in making a film for an upcoming festival, she jumps at the chance.
ISLAMABAD -- Senior journalist and writer, Maqbool Sahil, in Indian occupied Kashmir, passed away in Srinagar, this morning.
Karachi -- The first phase of Joint Special Operation Forces Maritime exercise Aff'aa Al Sahil being held at Karachi between Pakistan Navy (PN-SOF) and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF-SOF) has concluded.
RIYADH -- The first phase of joint special operation forces maritime exercise Aff'aa Al Sahil, being held in the metropolis, concluded on Wednesday, said a statement from the Pakistan Navy (PN).
Major Lazer announced on Twitter that a part of the proceeds will go to Sahil, a non-profit organisation that works for children's rights.