Agence France-PresseJune 26, 2013 23:02
Locals in Niger's historic city of Agadez are optimistic that its inclusion on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites will bring tourists back after years of unrest in the area drove visitors away from its famed mudbrick buildings.
"The news has swept across the city like sand in the desert. It's incredible, thank you UNESCO!" Hadil, an Internet cafe manager in Agadez, told AFP over the telephone from Niger's capital Niamey.