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Niger hit by Nigeria's Boko Haram fallout
Gangsters cross border to fight for Nigerian Islamists(4/22/2014 8:53:36 AM)
Niger could sign new deal with Areva within days: mines minister
NIAMEY (Reuters) - The government of Niger, the world's fourth largest uranium producer, is on the verge of renewing an agreement with French state-controlled nuclear group Areva, the West African nation's mines minister said on Sunday. Niger, one of the world's poorest nations, is pushing to boost revenues from its uranium, but Areva, which dominates the sector in the country, has claimed that ...(4/22/2014 2:56:39 AM)
VIDEO: Boko Haram 'paying recruits in Niger'
Members of a gang in Niger have told the BBC that they collaborated with radical Islamist group Boko Haram in return for money.(4/22/2014 1:58:43 AM)
Niger Could Sign New Deal With Nuclear Group Areva Within Days: Mines Minister
NIAMEY (Reuters) - The government of Niger, the world's fourth largest uranium producer, is on the verge of renewing an agreement with French state-controlled nuclear group Areva, the West African nation's mines minister said on Sunday. Niger, one of the world's poorest nations, is pushing to boost revenues from its uranium, but Areva, which dominates the sector in the country, has claimed that ...(4/20/2014 8:53:44 PM)
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)
Rainstorm destroys four transmission towers in Niger
The power outage in Yawuri, Kontangora and other bordering towns in Niger State have been attributed to the destruction of four transmission lines in the state by the heavy rainfall and wind which occurred in the area last Friday. According to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the four towers, numbers 48, 49, 50 and 51...  [Read More...](4/21/2014 12:15:11 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)
CAN accuses Kutigi of implementing Islamic agenda
The Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday expressed concern over the composition of the leadership of National Conference Committee on Religion, saying confab chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi, was carrying out an Islamic agenda. The association accused the ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria of appointing a Muslim from his home state, Niger, as the chairman of the...  [Read More...](4/22/2014 10:00:18 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)
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