The Wastelands of Sahara are one of the 12 divisions of the Earth's Government in Mega Man X: Unit 49. Once, they were part of the now called Sub-Saharan Union and the former division in the Middle East, but after the fall of the space colony Eurasia, the area between Libya, Niger and Chad was completely wiped out by the main debris, and nearly all the civilization in the Sahara collapsed due the violent shockwave.
In 2180, the councilor responsible for the Middle East died just when the government was suffering the biggest crisis in its history, then continuous Maverick raids led the goverment to a tragic collapse, leaving the Arabian Peninsula in the hands of a criminal organization called Syndicate of the Sands, led by Brutal Ammut, who founded the No-Law State of Alghadira. Since the climate changes already made the human life difficult out of the cities, this coup, the Earth Crisis and the Maverick Spring left the state uninhabited by humans. Although the councilors Ardashir, Raffould, Dunstan and Manfred have power over this division, no one knows what happens in the shadows.