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Stories about Niger

18 March 2015

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Rising Voices

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

19 December 2013

3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place

Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.

12 December 2013

Nelson Mandela's Death: ‘Left Us in Body, But His Spirit Is Eternal’

"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"

4 December 2013

Football, Building Social Cohesion in Niger

Rising Voices

Sports - and especially football - can be an ideal vehicle to reinforce social cohesion in Nigerien communities scattered across the country's wide territory.

7 November 2013

‘How Can We Stay Indifferent?': A Concern for Niger's Orphans

Rising Voices

“To be an orphan in Niger is..a situation very close to my heart” writes one of the newest bloggers from the Rising Voices grantee project Mapping for Niger.

16 October 2013

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

13 June 2012

Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media

L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability...

2 May 2012

Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

Almost 5% of Africa's agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000. Observers are increasingly worried about the fact that such land deals usually take place in...

7 April 2012

Mali: A War, a Declaration of Independence and Conflicting Objectives

Things have been moving rapidly in the civil war that is tearing Mali apart. On Friday, April 6, Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA)...

7 March 2012

Africa: Interview With Africa Desk Officer at the Committee to Protect Journalists

Abdoulaye Bah interviews Mohamed Keita who runs the Africa desk of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to promote press freedom worldwide by defending...

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