from "l'express.fr" n.3040 :le blog
its in french but this is the story:
(Its good news i think)
Senegal planted more than 10000 hectares of trees in the planning of reforestation of the desertic zones between Dakar and Djibouti,across the african continent.This zone whould be 15 km wide and 7000 km long.I wish all the people involved courage and hope for a greener world!
They plan,too,to create reservoirs for collecting the rainwater,this too is such a big issue on earth,where some parts are flooded and other parts desertic and much of the rainwater is just lost because of lack of collecting infrastructure.