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Unrest in the Sahara
Foreigners vie for Niger's riches
Activists are concerned multinational companies are giving Niger a raw deal.
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2008 16:38 GMT
A mainly Tuareg group is waging a low-level war in the country's north.
Alex Sehmer and May Welsh
Niger's people struggle in the face of droughts and desertification.
Alex Sehmer and May Welsh
Rebels battle the government for a greater share in the country's resources.
Global warming is slowly degrading Niger's already sparse habitable landscape.
Critics say foreign mining companies are devastating Niger's environment.
Tuareg villagers fight for survival in an area plagued by civil war and drought.
Civil war has ravaged schools in Niger and spoiled children's hopes for the future.
Al Jazeera takes a look at the history of these nomadic desert people.
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