Saturday, August 14, 2010

Visiting Niger - the floods after the drought

I returned to Niamey on Friday 13th August from a visit to a place called Zinder (east of Niamey). It is about 3 hours by air with a short stop in Maradi. On the return leg, we encountered some stormy weather as the rains keep pouring on this once barren land.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shsY1MtzzaA

I was also able to see, first hand, the damage caused by the floods in Niamey on the banks of the River Niger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpw76ACPTnw

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