Al-Qaida threat ‘catastrophic’ for west African monsoon project

Guardian: AMMA scientists work near a dust sensor in July 2006 near Niamey, Niger. The mission's aims include understanding the reasons of drought in the Sahel. A major international research project in Africa will lose vital data because of the suspension of fieldwork in Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, after the French government declared the area a 'no go zone' for its nationals. The African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) project, involving more than 400 scientists from 140 institutions in 30......

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