This came across my desktop today. We are not feeling the effects of the outages in Galmi, but when I was in Niamey two weeks ago the wahala was just beginning. During Hot Season, power cuts are typically frequent and usually we all just adapt. But we're talking two or three days at a time . . . with minutes on in between! To my friends in the capital: Merit Badges coming your way!!
Read about how the lack of electricity in a major portion of the country will have deep and lasting effects on the whole nation of Niger here.