A Well in the Desert
This weekend, Moammar Ghadaffi’s son Saif was captured while trying to flee south into Niger, which offered asylum to his brother Saadi a few weeks ago. The last time the western world heard much about the North African nation was during the buildup to the Iraq war when British and U.S. intelligence claimed that Niger was the source of yellowcake uranium for Sadaam Hussein’s weapons program. Today, Niger remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Joining us is Bess Palmisciano – a New Hampshire native who visited the devastatingly poor country and was moved to help. She’s the founder, and executive director of Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, an NGO working to provide education, clean water, and economic independence to the nomadic Tuareg and other vulnerable people in Niger.