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West Africa adopts plan to save the Niger River
jetjet | May 1, 2008 at 11:03 amby
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The Niger is the third longest river in Africa and it is dying as a result of climate change and pollution, exacerbated by 3% per annum population growth.
The river runs through 9 countries, which are banding together to implement a 20 year program of desilting and reforestation in order to help the 110 million people of the basin to a sustainable existence. The project appears to be managed by the people in West Africa themselves. The words Bechtel and World Bank do not appear in the article so there are grounds for optimism.