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The Niger River Basin: Supporting West Africa's Empires
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The Niger River Basin: Supporting West Africa's Empires

Apr 26, 2017 | 09:15 GMT

The region's natural geographic advantages have sustained several empires throughout history. But they can't overcome its longstanding problems.

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