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Gold fever sweeps north Niger, bringing change to towns

Agadez, Niger

AT least 100 men sleep on mats at the bus station in Agadez. They are gold panners, heading for the far north of Niger or returning as gold fever sweeps the country.

Some say that a banal incident triggered the rush. "Some people got their car bogged down in sand in...

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