Country

Niger

The Missing Girls Beat

The challenges of population growth, environmental degradation, food security, and even violent extremism can be traced back to issues with girls’ health, education and human rights.

Marriage in Niger: Samira's Shadow

The teacher at the Koranic school described the young woman as “calm and obedient,” ideal marriage material. Samira Abdoulaye, 19, did not return the sentiment.

Lost Lords of the Sahara

Tuareg rebels have been fighting the Niger government, with some support from Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, for a share in the lucrative uranium mined on their lands.

Niger: Feeding the Hungry

Food distribution is one part of NGO strategy to help Nigeriens through crisis times such as the 2010 food shortage.

Medical Treatment for Niger's Malnourished

From small clinics like the World Vision clinic near Dakoro in eastern Niger to larger hospitals like Galmi, the ill effects of malnutrition color healthcare routines and treatments.