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The gold industry is booming in Africa, particularly in countries like Niger. Word spread after new sites were unearthed in Agadez province last year, attracting workers from all over the region. But as Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports, many are returning empty-handed. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
The Tuareg people of Niger struggle to maintain their nomadic way of life in the face of uranium mining, an industry run by foreign companies that many say is having devastating environmental repurcussions. Al Jazeera's May Welsh reports on civilians and rebels in the uranium mining zone.
Thousands of West Africa's poorest workers dream of finding gold. Many spend years searching in the Sahara desert armed with the same primitive tools used centuries ago. A modern-day gold rush in Niger in 2015 gave people hope that their lives could change, but for many, it ended in disappointment. Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
The Way Of The Water: The River Niger is the lifeblood of Mali and the Inner Niger Delta the country's beating heart. But in the face of rapid change, the tribes reliant on the waters are struggling to save their traditions. For similar stories, see: Travelling with Immigrants - Mali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMC3jbQN5gI Al Qaeda In Northern Mali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGF2bCADAgg Tuareg's Return Home - Mali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfT7HzpugJw Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5777/the-way-of-the-water Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jou...
6 maggio 2010 - Rapporto denuncia di Greenpeace sulle aree minerarie del Niger. L'estrazione di uranio di Areva, il gigante francese dell'energia nucleare incaricato dell'implementazione delle centrali atomiche in Italia, sta uccidendo lo stato africano: acque contaminate, metalli nocivi, polveri sottili e abitanti a rischio di gravi malattie. per maggiori info leggi qui: Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa
Subsistence gold mining near Djado, Northeastern Niger, December 2015. Due to the critical lack of infrastructure and water in particular, artisal mining in the Tafassasset is being done without any machinery. Individual deposits are identified by scouts and exploited by the help of metal detectors and to a lesser extent with sieves. This approach limits the extracted gold to nuggets and flakes but excludes gold dust. According to the authorities in Niger, early 2015 the number of miners in the Ténéré Tafassasset increased to 20 000.
02/04/2013 French troops have been called to protect one of Niger's biggest uranium mines as security fears spike. Analyst John Laughland tells RT, that France taking the military lead in Mali and coming to Niger might be a sign of a continent-size interest. Niger's President Issoufou asked his counterpart Hollande for military help after the recent hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant and over the growing threat of militant attacks since France launched its Operation Serval in neighboring Mali. French company Areva plays a major part in mining in Niger, the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium. The company gets much of its uranium from the two mines it operates in the country, at Arlit and Imouraren. Arlit was attacked by militants three years ago and four hostages -- three Fr...
http://www.euronews.com/ Islamist suicide bombers have struck at an army barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger. In Agadez in the north, at least 20 soldiers were killed and 16 others injured when the bombers attacked at dawn. In Arlit, one person died and several others were injured in a car bomb attack at a uranium mine operated by the French nuclear group Areva. A West African offshoot of al-Qaeda's north African wing has claimed responsibility. The group was part of a loose Islamist coalition which seized control of neighbouring north Mali last year before being ousted by a French-led offensive in January. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
Niger's Tuareg population say that the benefits of uranium mining are not being distributed fairly, and a military campaign against the government is their only option. In the first of a series of reports, Al Jazeera's May Welsh travelled to a Tuareg base in the northern Air mountains.
This is the first item of the PEP "video news series" created to present each of the projects selected for support under the new PEP multi-country research initiative for Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment (PAGE), co-funded by DFID and the IDRC. Find out more about this project here: http://www.pep-net.org/themes/page/pageproject-niger/
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LEAD IN : The recent conflict in Mali did not slow the pace of development in the capital, Bamako. As the city expands, the demand for building materials is growing, and this is having consequences on the environment. The mighty Niger river has traditionally provided a livelihood for the people that live along its banks. Now the need for sand from the river is threatening the traditional industries of fishing and oil. Some fear the exploitation of the river bed has consequences for the delicate equilibrium of the river. But for the sand divers that plunder the river banks, the rewards are rich. STORYLINE : The sand divers begin their journey at sunrise, setting off by pirogue (traditional boats) along the River Niger. They travel fifty kilometres (31 miles) from the Kalab...