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Tuaregs Celebrate Culture in Niger Sahara Festival

Tuaregs in northern Niger are hoping to draw tourists back to the region by putting their traditional dances, music poetry and camel races on display.   Despite concerns about Islamic extremism throughout the Sahel region in West Africa, organizers recently hosted more than 1,000 visitors to a cultural festival in Iferouane, a village in Niger's far north.   "Without tourism, our youth risks falling into idleness and misery, and will join the wave of migration to...

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