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Feb 11, 2014

In The Land Of Niger

In The Land Of Niger

Niger in Africa is one of the world’s largest producers of uranium, and one of its biggest customers is France’s state-owned nuclear company Areva. France depends on nuclear power for three-quarters of its electricity, making it more reliant on uranium than any other country on earth. Now Niger’s government is demanding a better deal from Paris. The former French colony remains one of the poorest countries on earth. More than 60 percent of its 17 million people survive on less than $1 a day.

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