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Niger buys "spy plane" to combat Sahel militants
NIAMEY (Reuters) - The government of Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory, the West African country's interior minister said on Wednesday. Located in the arid Sahel band and with porous borders with Mali, Libya and Nigeria, smugglers and Islamic militants regularly crisscross Niger's ...(10/23/2014 2:52:40 AM)
US drone crashes at Niger airport
Niamey (AFP) - A US drone crash-landed at Niger's main airport for unknown reasons on Monday, the US army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.(10/20/2014 3:37:40 PM)
Rohr resigns as Niger coach
Niamey (AFP) - Gernot Rohr resigned as Niger national coach on Monday accepting the blame for the poor results that sees them lying bottom of their qualifying group for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.(10/20/2014 5:10:58 PM)
U.S. drone crashes on landing at airport in Niamey: Niger sources
NIAMEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unarmed U.S. Reaper drone crashed on landing at the main airport in the capital of Niger on Monday, damaging the runway but causing no injuries, airport sources in Niger and the U.S. Air Force said. Washington deployed unarmed surveillance drones in Niger after a French-led military operation in 2013 destroyed an al Qaeda enclave in neighboring northern Mali ...(10/20/2014 5:51:26 PM)
Niger police arrest 83 suspects in one month
Niger State Commissioner of Police Mr. Olusola Amore, on Thursday said his Command had arrested over 83 suspects in about 37 raids in the last one month. Addressing journalists in Minna, Amore added that 40 of the suspects were questioned and released while the remaining 43 had since been charged to court on First Information...  [Read More...](10/23/2014 12:55:02 PM)
French forces launch raid in Niger against al Qaeda units
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - French forces destroyed a convoy in Niger transporting weapons from Libya to Mali and captured fighters linked to al Qaeda, the presidency said on Friday as France steps up efforts to stop militants crisscrossing the Sahel-Sahara region. Paris, which has led efforts to push back Islamist fighters in the region since intervening in its former colony Mali last year ...(10/10/2014 12:27:19 PM)
Niger cabinet approves new Areva uranium deal
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's cabinet of ministers on Friday approved a renewal of French nuclear group Areva's uranium production deal in the West African nation, the government said on Friday, completing two years of often fraught negotiations. The two parties announced the signature of a new 10-year agreement for Areva's Somair and Cominak mines in May, but Friday's green light from President ...(10/11/2014 2:59:41 AM)
Niger to stay in Mali after peacekeepers killed
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger vowed Saturday that it will not be intimidated into leaving Mali a day after nine of its peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in the neighboring country.(10/4/2014 10:49:14 AM)
Niger issues arrest warrant for opposition chief on the run
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger has issued an arrest warrant for the parliament speaker, a leading opposition figure who fled the country after being sought for questioning on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking ring, judicial sources said on Monday. Hama Amadou, an ally turned political rival of President Mahamadou Issoufou, fled to Burkina Faso then to France last month after parliamentary ...(9/30/2014 3:19:20 AM)
AmeraMex International Provides Niger Update
CHICO, Calif. -- AmeraMex International, Inc. (OTC:AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment for logistics companies (stevedoring/shipping), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, ...(10/8/2014 3:20:07 PM)
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