Niger: Arab minority's big contributions to the economy
A tiny Arab minority in Niger today is making a huge contribution to its economy.
Niger’s Arab minority is now responsible for more than 60% of Niger’s industries and 90% of its transport.
Most bus lines linking Niger to West Africa are owned by them.
They have shares in local airline companies and own several factories.
It’s a change from days gone by – with a policy of ethnic inclusion bringing the community from the margins into the mainstream.
Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports.
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