In this photo essay by Joe Penney, he examines the implications of Uranium rich Niger. The photo essay depicts the daily lives of its citizens who are one of the poorest citizens in the world while they remain the biggest uranium producers in the world.

Men work in a leather tannery in Niamey

A boy sits on a broken car in the Pays-Bas neighborhood in Niamey

Soccer players, perched on a fence, watch a pick-up game in Niamey

Men work in a leather tannery in Niamey

People ride a motorcycle down a dusty street in Arlit

A boy sits in front of goats for sale at an animal market in Niamey

Oudou Zibou, the manager of the Savana Hotel, sits in the hotel's reception in Arlit

An usher looks at a picture of Niger's President Mahamdou Issoufou before the meeting of a government consulting body at the Palais de Congres in Niamey

A man covers his face during a sandstorm at night at a hotel in Arlit

A boy walks past the Grand Mosque of Agadez

Government officials attend the meeting of the government consulting body Economic, Social and Cultural Council at the Palais de Congres in Niamey

Government officials attend the meeting of the government consulting body Economic, Social and Cultural Council at the Palais de Congres in Niamey

A man walking past a school is reflected in a large puddle in Niamey

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