in Niger, a War for What Is Beneath the Desert.
Now for once I did not write my self about Niger and the Tuaregs, no this is an article published in the Herald Tribune, the Global edition of the New York Times.
This article called "in Niger, a war for what's beneath the desert" is very well written and does give readers another look at what is happening in Niger and the Uranium Mining as well as the Oil exploitation and how it is affecting the Tuareg minority and their lives.
Lydia Polgreen does make a good account and well balanced summary of the events in Niger and the discrimination that is going on there. The war and the resources, looked at through the eyes of the Lydia Polgreen and a veterinarian-Engineer named Amoumoun Halil, that traded his vaccine Gun for a battered Kalashnikov rifle.
I would suggest one reads the Article since I may not do it justice by resuming it here.
It is quiet long, and yet very much worth the read and some reflection after words.
Regards, Uwe Paschen.