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Nomads in Niger sell camels, end way of life as economy unravels

Date Published: 
08/20/2012
Summary: 

In markets all over Niger, hungry people are selling hungry animals for half their normal value, giving up on the milk and money of tomorrow so that their children can eat today. Their plight is a sign of how far the economy of the desert has broken down, leaving its people unable to feed themselves in drought after drought.