For most of us U.S.-centric political junkies, Niger means uranium, yellowcake, Plame, Wilson, Novak, Libby — you know, the whole sordid Plamegate affair.
But what about Niger itself? Well, you can get more information about it from the CIA, the U.S. State Department, the BBC, and at Wikipedia, among other good sources.
Right now, though, things are bad. According to the BBC, aid agencies are warning that “
Plamegate is serious, don’t get me wrong, but there’s much more to Niger than yellowcake.