Niger

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‘Bought like a chicken’: struggle to end wahaya slavery in Niger
Al-Husseina Amadou was just one of thousands of girls in west Africa who are still bought cheaply as a wahaya, or ‘fifth wife’

Fred Harter in Niamey

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving
Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought

Fred Harter in Aguié

20, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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World’s poorest bear brunt of climate crisis: 10 underreported emergencies
Care International report highlights ‘deep injustice’ neglected by world’s media, as extreme weather along with Covid wipes out decades of progress

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

14, Jan, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Two years into the pandemic, I’ve learned how to make a virtue of uncertainty | Chibundu Onuzo
December in Lagos should have been the highlight of my year. But when plans were cancelled I turned to a new trait: resilience, says Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo

Chibundu Onuzo

29, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 10: Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime
The self-taught assouf star broke out of the underground with a stunningly adventurous album that fused psychedelia, introspection and rock-star flair

Gabriel Szatan

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Mali conflict: at least 51 people killed in attack by suspected jihadists
Militants attacked three villages near Niger border in latest in wave of civilian massacres in Sahel region

Emmanuel Akinwotu

09, Aug, 2021 @12:24 PM

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Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa
Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militants’ position across much of continent

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Almost 30 million will need aid in Sahel this year as crisis worsens, UN warns
Armed conflicts, the climate crisis and Covid-19 are contributing to chronic risk of food insecurity in the region, says Unocha report

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

28, Apr, 2021 @3:34 PM

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A little girl climbing the tree of life: Luis Tato’s best photograph
‘She climbed to the top unaided, to collect leaves for her family’s dinner. The tastiest ones are usually higher up’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

21, Apr, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Can Niger continue to beat the odds with its democratic progress?
Analysis: The world’s poorest country has successfully organised a smooth transition of power. Could other Sahel countries follow?

Vava Tampa

04, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Will Macron's new commission face up to all of France's colonial atrocities? | Femi Nylander and Rob Lemkin
Filming for the BBC in Niger, we were told by many Nigeriens that we were the first ever to come and ask about their history, say writer Femi Nylander and film-maker Rob Lemkin

Femi Nylander and Rob Lemkin

16, Feb, 2021 @11:31 AM

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African Apocalypse review – startling journey into Niger's heart of darkness
British-Nigerian poet Femi Nylander uncovers the atrocities of a rogue French officer whose impact is still being felt today

Phil Hoad

30, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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