Serial No. 113-72: The Growing Crisis in Africa's Sahel Region, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 21, 2013 [open pdf - 4MB]
This is the May 21, 2013 hearing, "The Growing Crisis in Africa's Sahel Region" before the joint subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith: "Today's hearing is intended to examine the challenges faced by the nations of Africa's Sahel region, especially the spread of both terrorism and trafficking in the entire area. These problems alone impose a danger to the security of both the Sahel and developed countries, not only because of air traffic to West Africa that transits northern Mali but also because of the use of the region as a base of attacks by Islamic extremists on Western targets. Moreover, the preexisting humanitarian crisis is now worsened and as are human rights concerns. The underlying political instability is becoming equally serious. We are holding this hearing jointly because the threat that we face goes beyond the jurisdiction of any one of our subcommittees. It involves not only Africa's Sahel region but also countries in north Africa, especially Algeria and Libya. It also involves terrorist groups originating from and based in nations outside of the Sahel." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Donald Y. Yamamoto, Nancy E. Lindborg, Rudolph Atallah, Mima S. Nedelcovych, Mii Akuetteh, Christopher H. Smith, and Shari Berenbach.
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