Government to spend $60m fighting rebellion it refuses to acknowledge

Sunday Herald
Agadez, Niger

You must be careful when you talk of the rebels,” whispers an out-of-work tour operator in Agadez, until recently Niger’s premier tourist destination, gateway to the Sahara desert and the dark jagged peaks of the Aïr Mountains.

“If you talk too much the army thinks you are one of them, then you are in trouble.” He did not want to be named, nor overheard discussing the rebellion and the government reaction, both of which threaten the livelihoods of the residents of Agadez in Niger’s north. Continue reading Government to spend $60m fighting rebellion it refuses to acknowledge