Photos by Johan Spanner – University of Copenhagen

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Photographs by Johan Spanner

These photos taken by Johan Spanner are from the recent conflict in Niger. With little attention, a Tuareg rebellion rose in northern Niger in 2007. Representing the classic split in Africa between farmers and nomads, this conflict was – and is – mainly about the resources in the ground, and the rights to the land, and as such the images become representative for many conflicts on the continent of Africa. 

For further information and examples of his work see The New York Times.