Niger River

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The area south-west of the Niger River in what is now the Say Department is historically an area of political refuge, lying between a succession of political powers of the Songhai Empire to the north-west; Sokoto Caliphate to the south-east; and Zarmaganda and the Kel Tamashek nomads to the north.
During Operation Serval, two forward operating bases and numerous combat outposts were set up north of the Niger River loop in the cities of Gao and Timbuktu.
According to Charge d'Affaires Andrew Young, "Morale is high in Bamako because our team works on fascinating issues critical to our national security in a place where they can also immerse themselves in a rich West African culture and enjoy fun activities like sports, cruises on the Niger River or exploring a world-class music scene.
In the second chapter, concerned solely with European exploration of the Niger River, Hoag does a fine job of integrating historical materials from a number of British geographical missions into a smooth narrative.
There is an ongoing high threat of kidnapping and armed banditry against Westerners throughout northern regions of Mali - Kidal, Timbuktu, Gao, Mopti and the area of Segou north of the Niger River as well as to Bamako, and to areas north of the latitude of Diema.
Output is often disrupted by unrest in the Niger River delta, the country's main oil-producing region, leading companies to declare force majeure, a legal step that protects them from liability when they can't fulfill a contract for reasons beyond its control.
The Agbaja Project is uniquely positioned with transport infrastructure access to Warri port via an existing and underutilised standard gauge railway, and the Niger River for barging.
The sources of the Niger River, Gambia River and Senegal River are all found in the Guinea Highlands.
A further case study presented on behalf of the Niger River Basin Authority presented nine potential operation models for the PES mechanism and the potential added value of using the PES mechanism.
The Niger River Delta in Nigeria and the Matanza-Riachuelo River Basin in Argentina were also added to the list.
The sweeping synthesizer pads, vocal harmonies, and cracking drums could perfectly serve as the soundtrack for a wide-screen film that moves across the sand dunes of the Sahara to the green banks of the Niger River, down to the warm coast of Senegal; this is the long-anticipated album Deep Africa, by Deep Forest.
According to dpa, the overcrowded boat capsized while traveling north on the Niger River from the town of Mopti to Timbuktu on October 11.
BAMAKO -- A boat carrying hundreds of passengers along the Niger River in central Mali has capsized, and nearly 200 people remain unaccounted for hours later, the mayor of a nearby town said Saturday.
The term probably has its roots in slave trading days along the Niger River.
Historians of the Urhobo people and the Western Niger Delta on Nigeria' Atlantic coast where they live argue that Edoid-speaking progenitors of the Urhobo initially settled on the western banks of two tributaries of the Niger River--the Ase and the Patani-- through the waterways of the Niger River, and that they were able to clear the dense rainforest only because they had acquired metal tools, thus marking the transition from Late Stone Age to Iron Age.
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