Niamey - Niger - Market Scenes (2)

Competition is strong amongst the many traders selling large Manioc ( Cassava ).

Bundles of raw sugar cane .. scrumptious !

Although Locusts have devastated many hectares of crops in Niger .. causing severe food shortages and famine. They are still considered a crunchy delicacy, best eaten fried and dusted with spices, if you are sure that they haven't been sprayed with insecticide !!

Nothing is ever wasted : At the back of this market were piles of old cow bones, hooves and horns, next to scrap engines and car parts .. all awaiting collection.

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