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Boureima Hama

Boureima Hama

    Niger capital's 'green lung' faces suffocation
    Niger capital's 'green lung' faces suffocation
    Once lush and abundant, the "green belt" surrounding Niger's capital of Niamey, created 50 years ago to try and halt the advance of the Sahara...
    Big turnout urged as Niger votes for new leader
    Big turnout urged as Niger votes for new leader
    Niger's junta leader called on voters to turn out massively Monday to close the door on military rule by electing a new, civilian president to head...
    Niger tries, belatedly, to curb population growth
    Niger tries, belatedly, to curb population growth
    "A child if I want and when I want," reads the sign at the family-health centre in Niamey where dozens of Niger women come every morning to get...
    Africa's biggest film festival opens in Ouagadougou
    Africa's biggest film festival opens in Ouagadougou
    Africa's biggest film festival opens on Saturday in the capital of Burkina Faso hoping for a revival of the continent's ailing cinema industry.
    Niger's children may never recover from hunger
    Niger's children may never recover from hunger
    Three children played happily on Thursday in the courtyard of an orphanage in the southern Niger town of Maradi, as their beaming mothers looked...
    'When I had finished, they didn't even bleed'
    'When I had finished, they didn't even bleed'
    The arrest this week of a 63-year-old woman in Burkina Faso accused of circumcising 16 young girls has brought home to many that genital mutilation...