U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa
2016-09-29 For years, the U.S. operated from an air base in Niamey, Niger’s capital, but in early 2014, Capt. Rick Cook, then chief of U.S. Africa Command’s Engineer Division, mentioned the potential for a new “semi-permanent … base-like facility” in Niger. That September, the Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock exposed plans to base drones at Agadez.
Africa | A collection of Tuareg Crosses. Niger. | Tuareg crosses, now worn by women as pendants around the neck, were originally worn by men, passed down from father to son when the boy reached puberty | Most of the cross designs are named after oasis towns or mountains between Agadez in Niger and the Hoggar Mountains in the north, with the Agadez (Tuareg capital) being the best known of all the crosses.
Zuma Rock is a large monolith located in Niger State, Nigeria. It is just north of Nigerias capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna, and is sometimes referred to as Gateway to Abuja. - http://www.theworldgeography.com/2012/12/plugs-and-monoliths.html
House in Bamako, Mali Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a population of 1.8 million (2009 Census, provisional). In 2006, it was estimated to be the fastest growing city in Africa and sixth fastest in the world. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the upper and middle Niger valleys in the south western part of the country.