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Niger: Arab minority's big contributions to the economy

A tiny Arab minority in Niger today is making a huge contribution to its economy.

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    Niger's Arab minority is now responsible for more than 60% of Niger's industries and 90% of its transport.

    Most bus lines linking Niger to West Africa are owned by them.

    They have shares in local airline companies and own several factories.

    It's a change from days gone by - with a policy of ethnic inclusion bringing the community from the margins into the mainstream.

    Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.


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