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Lake Fauibine once one of the largest lakes in West Africa has now turned into a desert with sand dunes

Strange Sounds

November 6, 2021

This was once one of the largest lakes in West Africa – Lake Fauibine. But since it has completely dried up, communities in northern Mali have had to defend their homes from encroaching sand dunes. And find new ways to scratch a living from the degraded soil.

More than 200,000 people have had to abandon their traditional livelihoods since the river started to disappear following catastrophic droughts in the 1970s.

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