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France's Hollande in Niger to oversee troop deployment
French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Niger where he will oversee the deployment of French troops in a new operation to battle radical Islamist movements in the Sahel. Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou gave Hollande a red-carpet welcome at the airport, before hosting high-level talks covering security and development in one of the world's poorest countries. The largely desert ...(7/18/2014 2:54:53 PM)
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, ...(7/30/2014 10:10:00 AM)
Planned Abuja pro-Jonathan rally insensitive, ill-timed -ACF
The Arewa Consultative Forum on Wednesday warned the Niger Delta Youth and other supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan against holding any rally for the President in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday. A planned, Niger Delta Youth solidarity rally is scheduled for Thursday, aimed at drumming support for Jonathan’s bid to contest the 2015...  [Read More...](7/30/2014 12:44:11 PM)
Niger hands Airtel 3G license, renews 2G permit
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger has awarded Celtel, a mobile phone operator owned and operated by Bharti Airtel, a license to operate a 3G network and renewed its 2G license in the West African nation, the government said on Wednesday. The 34 billion CFA franc ($69.79 million) deal will run for 15 years, starting on Dec. 7, according to a government statement. Celtel, which has 2 million subscribers in ...(7/23/2014 2:09:16 PM)
French president Hollande visits Niger on tour
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.(7/18/2014 7:59:19 AM)
France's Hollande warns of Islamist threat in West Africa
By Abdoulaye Massalaki NIAMEY Niger (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Friday promoted a new military operation being rolled out in West Africa to take on a multi-faceted menace from Islamist groups that he warned threatened France's interests and citizens. France led a military intervention in its former colony Mali last year, halting the advance of al Qaeda-linked fighters who ...(7/19/2014 4:31:37 AM)
Niger economic growth seen at 6.3 pct in 2014 - IMF
The International Monetary Fund has predicted economic growth for Niger this year of 6.3 percent following a mission to the oil and uranium producer, below the 7.5 percent the government had forecast for the year. "Fiscal targets such as basic balance, government revenue, spending on poverty, and reduction in domestic payment arrears were met, and some of them with comfortable margins," the IMF ...(7/12/2014 8:26:00 AM)
French president Hollande visits Niger on 3-nation tour of Africa focused on troop reshuffle
France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.(7/18/2014 8:09:22 AM)
West African states pledge regional anti-Boko Haram force
Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon pledged on Wednesday to mobilize a joint force to tackle the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram Islamist militants operating mainly in Nigeria. Each nation is due to put forward 700 men to the force in the latest effort to improve the regional response to the militants, who have intensified the insurgency in northern Nigeria and carried out some attacks ...(7/23/2014 7:40:01 PM)
Sports festival: Scandal rocks Niger State sports
AHEAD of 2014 National Sports Festival taking place in Calabar by November, Niger State sports ministry has been enmeshed in scandal over alleged addition of fictitious names on the list of players by some top management staff. It has been alleged that plans by some senior staff of the ministry to smuggle some names on...  [Read More...](7/30/2014 7:17:06 PM)
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