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list of challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa is long and daunting. Political
instability and violence have led to immense migration flows that countries on
three continents are struggling to contain. These problems have exacerbated
weather-related catastrophes like famine, creating a vicious circle. Yet, the
region has plenty of potential. Can it overcome its hurdles? This edition of
GIS Dossier surveys the predictions from our experts on this troubled region.
Tension between the Mediterranean Sea’s northern and southern shores is nothing new. In fact, it is ancient, dating back well before 1830, when France colonised Algeria in an effort to suppress the piracy, slave trade and smuggling that had infested those waters for centuries, and also to satisfy commercial interests.