Category Archives: Niger

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Memoirs of Niger

Photographer Alessandro Vannucci recent travel through  Niger. Niger is an extremely poor Country, even if compared to the African standard. 80% is covered by sand, the Sahara desert. Much of the non-desert areas are threatened by period drought and desertification. The economy is concentrated around subsistence and some export agriculture clustered in the more fertile … Continue Reading ››

Lost in the Sahel

The Sahel desert covers a large portion of northern Africa spreading from the Northern part of Senegal all the way to Eritrea. This photo essay was created by photographer Pascal Maitre and writer Paul Salopek for the National Geographic. For more about the Sahel, check out the full essay here.. Continue Reading ››