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Latest update : 2018-02-12

The devastating impact of climate change on Niger and Mali

The Azawak valley, a Florida-sized area spread over Mali and Niger, used to have the best pastoral lands in West Africa. But with climate change, people are either dying of thirst or seeking new lives elsewhere in Africa or in Europe. Photographer and activist Ariane Kirtley takes us on a visual journey through the devastating changes impacting local Tuareg communities and cultures.

"Tuaregs have a matriarchal culture and women used to have a lot more power," she says. "But as young Tuareg men come back from Libya or Nigeria with a more extreme viewpoint on Islam, women are being cloistered."

Ariane Kirtley is the founder of the non-profit Amman Imman: Water is Life.

By Armen GEORGIAN

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2018-05-27 Sport

'We sell dreams, passion,' says French Open's Guy Forget

On the first day of Roland Garros, French Open tournament director Guy Forget talked to FRANCE 24 about coming changes to the tournament and the next generation of tennis stars.

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2018-05-26 Americas

'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

As presidential elections in Colombia approach, FRANCE 24 sits down with former FARC Guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, in an...

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2018-05-24 Africa

Presidential meeting signals 'another chapter' in Franco-Rwandan relations

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said "another chapter" is beginning for Kigali and Paris. Relations between the two countries have...

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2018-05-23 nuclear Iran

'We are seeking a new deal', Pompeo advisor says on Iran

Brian Hook is a senior policy advisor to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In an interview with FRANCE 24, he laid out the US position on Iran following Donald Trump's...

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2018-05-16 Americas

'We are persecuted by KKK,' Maduro says of Trump era

As Venezuela holds its presidential election on Sunday, President Nicolas Maduro’s opponent has asked how the vote can possibly be fair amid ongoing repression and as opposition...

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