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Niger's cycle of poverty and hunger

The west African state of Niger was hit by a terrible drought and now floods have washed away much of this year's harvest.

Thousands died in Niger in 2005, due to food shortages, and there are fears the situation could be repeated.

Zeinab Badawi examines why lessons have not been learnt.

  • 16 Sep 2010
  • From the section Africa