Niger vote a 'major step’ toward aid: EU

Published on 15 March 2011

Niger’s successful presidential election on March 12 marked a “major step” in a process that will lead to the complete resumption of development aid to the West African nation by the European Union, the EU said. (..) A drought from 2009 to 2010 left one in five of the nation’s children under five years of age malnourished, according to the World Food Programme.

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