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Niger - News and Analysis

Vive la Françafrique! Who Benefits from Niger's Uranium?

France needs Niger's uranium, while Niger needs French assistance. But the relationship is and always has been unequal.

Niger: The Stable Sahelian State, For Now

Despite an outward image of stability, Niger can't be used as a model for Mali's reconstruction.

Security in the Sahel and the West's Military Fixation

Western powers are responding to insecurity in the Sahel by instigating greater military projects. But this could lead to the very outcomes the West is trying to avoid.

Remembering the Tirailleurs Sénégalais

How should the West African troops, who fought for colonial France, be remembered today?

Review: Songs for Desert Refugees

An album to raise money for north Malian refugees brings together some of the best desert rockers.

Breaking the Drought Cycle in the Western Sahel

Is there hope of a new policy direction tackling the causes as well as symptoms of food insecurity following another food crisis in the Western Sahel?

Niger: The Battle to Avoid Major Food Crisis

Amidst early signs of malnutrition, efforts are being made by government and aid agencies to stave off the worst of the food shortages.

Sahel Food Crisis: A Race Against Time

Action must be taken immediately if millions of lives in the Sahel region are to be saved.

Consensual Rape in Francafrique Currency Markets

Fourteen African countries are set to suffer as a result of France's neo-colonialist self-interests.

Security and Insecurity in Niger

Mercenaries returning from Libya have the potential to unsettle Niger.

Niger Hopes for Oil Income

A new deal with Chinese petroleum giants will bring wealth and challenges.