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Marchers Demand That French Mining Company Leave Niger

Civil society groups are marching in Niger’s capital Saturday to demand that the French nuclear energy company, Areva, quit mining Niger’s uranium. The march comes after months of government accusations that the company is supporting a rebellion in the northeast uranium rich Agadez region. But watchdog groups say the company’s exit will not end the violence or improve Niger’s troubled mining sector. Phuong Tran has more from VOA’s West Africa Bureau in Dakar. March organizer, Nouhou Arzika, president of the newly-formed Citizen’s Movement for Peace and Democracy, says the French company Areva is an enemy of the state. Full Story

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