Three days, three countries in West Africa: Chancellor Merkel has been confronted on their journey in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, with lots of problems. But there are also signs of hope.
Mariama Moussa shines over the whole face. The head of a women's organisation in Niamey in Niger can hardly wait to lead the Chancellor on the dusty construction site. A women's shelter here in the red desert sand.
"In Niger, many women have been victims of violence. Almost every third" complains the woman in the colorful woven traditional garb. "The girls are married very early. Niger is so sad frontrunner in the Sahel Region."
Merkel visited the Sahel-States - German support for stabilization
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