Over half the population of this land belongs to the Hausa, an ethnic tribe who have lived in West Africa for over a thousand years. The Hausa people live in southern Niger and very active in farming and trading.
The other tribes that exist here are the Zarma, Kanuria, Tuareg, and Teda people. Most people live in rural areas of the south. The scorched wastelands of the Sahara Desert and the Air mountains stretch over two thirds of Niger. In these areas, temperatures can soar beyond 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Only three percent of the land is fertile and forms a grassy plain that runs along...More