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Climate Change Brings Conflict, Senegal Leader Warns

Senegal's President Macky Sall sees a link between climate change and security, in particular when it comes to the militant threat in the Sahel.

"Global warming exacerbates receding water levels ... and when water becomes scarce there are fewer agricultural lands and conflict begins," Sall told AFP in an interview after signing the Paris climate deal at the United Nations.

"In the Sahel, terrorist groups are swarming and they occupy living spaces around Lake Chad and the Niger river, so we see the interaction between climate, security and terrorism. Everything is truly linked."


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