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87 Niger migrants found dead near Algerian border
Group from Niger died of thirst attempting to cross Sahara desert, a well-known traffickers' route to North Africa The bodies of 87 migrants who died of thirst attempting to cross the Sahara desert have been found in Niger. The group of mainly women and children were stranded after their vehicle broke down, leaving them to walk 20km in scorching sun to reach a well. "The bodies were decomposed ...(4/16/2014 9:12:52 PM)
Niger to ban woman and children travelling in Sahara after 92 perish
West African country shocked by horrifying desert deaths – many died alone – that have been blamed on cynical traffickers The government of Niger says it wants to ban women and children from travelling north across the country following the horrifying discovery in the Sahara desert of 92 migrants who died of thirst. The group of mainly women and children perished after days without food or water ...(4/9/2014 10:07:34 AM)
Niger Hopeful to Sign New Uranium Deal With French Company
Niger's president, Mahamadou Issoufou, says his country will sign a new uranium mining contract with France’s Areva group within “a few days." He made the remark in an exclusive interview with VOA’s French to Africa Service. Talks on the deal, which have lasted for months, have been described as difficult. The French company has been accused of inequitable profit sharing during the past four ...(4/6/2014 3:03:09 PM)
Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Saadi to Tripoli
Niger has extradited Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi Gaddafi, the Libyan government has announced.        (4/7/2014 6:16:11 PM)
Q&A: What it takes to feed 842 million people worldwide
In the Tillaberi region of Niger, community garden assistance programs give families fresh, healthy produce to eat and sell even during a food crisis.(4/16/2014 1:06:25 PM)
Niger: Niger Hopeful to Sign New Uranium Deal With French Company
[VOA]Niger's president, Mahamadou Issoufou, says his country will sign a new uranium mining contract with France's Areva group within "a few days."(4/7/2014 1:58:17 AM)
Niger CJ frees four inmates
The Chief Judge of Niger State, Justice Fati Abubakar, on Monday ordered the release of four inmates serving various sentences at the Suleja Prisons. Abubakar released the inmates, who had between four days and two months left to complete their sentences, during her visit to the prison. The released inmates, Salisu Mohammed, Mohammed Ibrahim, Francis...  [Read More...](4/15/2014 1:30:14 AM)
French hostages freed in Niger after three years in captivity
The four men were kidnapped in 2010 while working in northern Niger and held hostage by gunmen linked to al-Qaida Four French nationals held hostage for three years in the Sahara desert by gunmen linked to al-Qaida have left Niger on a French government plane. The men, who were kidnapped in 2010 while working for the French nuclear group Areva and a subsidiary of construction group Vinci in ...(4/19/2014 5:57:25 AM)
Niger uncovers 7,000 ‘ghost’ students on scholarships list
The Niger Government said it uncovered 7,000 ghost students on the payroll of its scholarship board. The Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Mohammad Nuhu, who made this known to newsmen in Minna on Monday, said the discoveries were made during a verification exercise. Nuhu said the discovery had saved government over N125 million, noting that...  [Read More...](4/14/2014 3:03:11 PM)
Command parades VIO, FRSC officers for number plate fraud
The Niger State police Command on Thursday paraded two Federal Road Safety Corps officers and two Vehicle Inspection Officers in Minna over their alleged involvement in fake vehicle plate number racketeering. The Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Command Mr. Richard Oguche, said the police were treating the matter as “Joint act forgery, criminal breach...  [Read More...](4/17/2014 8:15:40 PM)
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