The Sahel, the semi-arid region south of the Sahara Desert, has always been prone to erratic rainfall. This has made herding common in the Sahel. Shifts in rainfall and high birth rates throughout the region, though, are contributing to more frequent and more fatal clashes between herders and farmers vying for water and land. In the first half of 2018, for example, herder-farmer violence in Nigeria has killed more than 1,300 people, roughly 6 times the toll of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram during the same period. af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN1KG18X-OZATP
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