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Mopti — At the noisy market in Mali's central city of Mopti, 49-year-old Alimatou Maiga complains about how hard it is to find big fish for sale these days. Extracting a dried fish from a dish full of others, Maiga said supplies have become less plentiful even though the region is Mali's main sourc...
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  , coating waters used by fishermen in a film of sludge. A Reuters reporter visiting several parts of Akwa Ibom state saw a rainbow-tinted oil slick stretching for 20 miles from a pipeline that Exxon had shut down because of a leak a week ago. Locals scooped it into jerry cans. Mark Ward, t...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
The Niger River ( /ˈnaɪdʒər/ ny-jər) is the principal river of western Africa, extending about 4,180 km (2,600 mi). Its main tributary is the Benue River. Severely affected by recent turmoil across its northern frontiers, Nigerien touris...
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