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 somewhat crunchy delicacy, best eaten fried and dusted with spices, as long as you are sure that they haven't been sprayed with insecticide !!  Read this informative article by Boureima Hama for more information.

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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