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Inside The Uphill Battle To Stop Early Marriage For Girls In Niger

Pulitzer Center | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.19.2015 | World

 By Jennifer Koons for The Pulitzer Center   A middle-aged man passes a 12-year-old on the street. He stops her, tells her she’s b...

Inside the Controversy Over Niger's Chinese-Built Oil Refinery

Eric Olander | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Eric Olander

Business Insider defense and military editor Armin Rosen recently traveled to Niger where he reported on the controversy over the Soraz refinery shutdown. Armin joins Eric & Cobus -- in the podcast above -- to explain why he thinks China National Petroleum Corporation is to blame for the recent turmoil.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

As Europe Considers Asylum Policy, World's Poorest Teach Us Lessons of Humanity

Toby Lanzer | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Toby Lanzer

One in every five people in Diffa was not there some months ago but has now fled from the raging violence. The provincial capital has become a safe haven for many; its capacity to cope with the arrival is stretched to the limits.

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Photographer Captures The Hauntingly Beautiful Rituals Of Nomadic Life

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts

Three youths look skyward, happily. They’re wearing heavy headscarves, decked out in beaded necklaces and painted faces. The occasion? After ne...

On Taking Time to Be a Father

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

By promoting gender equality and human rights within our own families and communities, we, fathers of the world, can create the future we want, a future where individuals believe in themselves and in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. It is simple and powerful. Take time to be a father.

Boko Haram Kills 40 People In Attack On Villages In Niger

AP | DALATOU MAMANE | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border and attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, setting h...

Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.

Niger: The Fashion World's Emerging Capital?

Ozy | Nathan Siegel | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

By Nathan Siegel, OZY There’s an international fashion show that occurs just once every two years but has grown into a magnet for both establishe...

3,000 Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Boko Haram Deported From Niger

AP | By HARUNA UMAR | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a b...

An Afternoon With Mahamadou Issoufou

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Patrick Daniel

As the opening keynote for the African Development Conference, Mahamadou Issoufou, shared his vision on the future of Africa. His objective is no less than the rebirth of his country and the continued renaissance of Africa. "Africa must find its identity and pride again," he said.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Multinational Force Launches Offensive On Boko Haram

AP | By KRISTA LARSON and DALATOU MAMANE | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Forces from Chad and Niger opened a new front in the regional military fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, ...

Big Man Bibi

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the face of such powerful opposition, how can we account for Bibi's stubborn determination? Why is he so resolute? Why all the bluster and bombast? Anthropologists have a deceptively simple answer: Bibi is behaving like a Melanesian Big Man.

Official Blames Nigeria For Bombing Dozens Of Civilians Gathered For Funeral

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

NIAMEY, Feb 18 (Reuters) - At least 36 civilians were killed when a military plane bombed a funeral party in a Niger border village,...

Boko Haram Attacks Another Of Nigeria's Neighbors

AP | DALATOU MAMANE and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.08.2015 | World

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremists invaded a second country in the region Friday, attacking two towns in a part of Niger that is alre...

Well-Being in the World

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

On these dark and dreary February days the news has been hard to stomach. The brutality of videotaped ISIS executions has been gut-wrenching. In the...

Pulling Our Punches in Paris and Beyond

John K. Herr | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
John K. Herr

The proper response to the Charlie Hebdo murders is not to jail "blasphemers" of any persuasion, whether they hold a pen or a microphone.

Churches Torched In Anti-Charlie Hebdo Protests

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

By Abdoulaye Massalaki NIAMEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed on Saturday in protests in Niger against Charlie He...

The Hidden Hand Behind 'Natural' Disasters

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Floods and droughts in many parts of the world are getting ever more frequent and intense. Scientists have long warned that a changing climate is making such weather events more extreme. What is often neglected in the public debate is that the impacts of climate change on flood and drought disasters are exacerbated by environmental destruction.

Pat Roberts, Congenital Liar

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics
Joseph C. Wilson

As Roberts desperately struggles to cling to office, he is trying to hoodwink the voters one more time. He never expected that the fact he doesn't have a Kansas home would be exposed. But he's been misleading about more than his address for years.

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

There Are 400 Million More People In Poverty Than Previously Believed

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact

A new study more accurately reflecting "the actual lives of the poor" has been released, and the numbers are not worth celebrating. According to t...

Kenya, Corruption, and Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Kenya is too important to fail. The government knows it, and so donor governments. So its dependence on foreign aid will also continue. Let us hope that Kenya does not become part of the African Confederation of Failed States.