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Jihadist violence putting ‘generation at risk’ in Africa’s Sahel: WFP

(Reuters) – Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, once confined to lawless areas of northern Mali, have in recent years spread across the arid scrublands of the Sahel, to the south of the Sahara, into Burkina Faso and Niger, stoking local ethnic conflicts and attacking security forces wherever they go. “The world does not yet fully grasp the extent of the mounting humanitarian crisis in the central Sahel region,” said WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel. “If we do not act now to tackle hunger in the Sahel, a whole generation are at risk. Read more on REUTERS

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Multilingualism and Identities in Algeria – and beyond: PhD Research, Experiences and Strategies – 11/12/2019

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK Dear colleagues, We are organising a study half-day at the University of Portsmouth and we are pleased to invite PhD students and ECRs to take part in this event on multilingualism and identities. The study half-day will take place in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Portsmouth on Wednesday 11 December, 2019. This event aims to provide an open and friendly environment for PhDs working on multilingualism and identities in Algeria and elsewhere to share their research in an informal and supportive setting, as well as discuss successful strategies for academic publishing and surviving the PhD journey. The programme is as follows: 13:00-15:00 Knowledge Exchange: participants will be invited to present their research. Two formats are possible depending on research stage: 10-15 min presentations (research focus, methodology, any findings or anything you would like feedback on) or 5 min quick introductions. All participants are invited to share their research focus/questions. 15:00-15:30 coffee break: open and friendly space to develop networks for future collaborations including co-authoring papers, future research projects and sharing advice to facilitate timely (and healthy) research completion. 15:30-16:30 Getting Published: this session focuses on sharing […]

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