Niger Embassy in the UK
I am told there is now a Niger Embassy in the UK:
Niger Embassy UK, Embassy for the Republic of Niger in the UK
Things may be looking up in the Tenere (possible landmines in Aïr notwithstanding). Maybe a deal was done with the new Ur mine south of Arlit.
I notice a Brit tour op is offering the Bilma camel trek (£4000!) and a mate is helping a guy set up an agency in Agadez. The tour
we did in 2006 is one of the best in the Sahara and even with the usual car troubles, in my experience Agadez agencies are among the best around and sure know how to lay on a spread.
It would be great to see a recovery there.