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Niger court drops case in baby trafficking affair
Niamey (AFP) - A court in Niger on Friday dropped charges against some 20 people accused of trafficking in newborn babies, including opposition leader and former parliament speaker Hama Amadou.(1/30/2015 11:49:34 AM)
Niger lifts refugee camp ban as record numbers flee Boko Haram: TRFN
By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Niger government has lifted a ban on refugee camps in the south of the country as record numbers flee Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Nigeria. The government had banned the camps fearing Boko Haram fighters might use them as bases to launch attacks in Niger and Nigeria as part of their drive to carve out an Islamic caliphate.(1/27/2015 2:11:12 AM)
Jonathan’s re-election amid militants’ war drumbeat
SIMON UTEBOR examines the threat by ex-Niger Delta militants to unleash violence on the country if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the February 14 election The mammoth gathering of former Niger Delta warlords and their foot soldiers at the Bayelsa State Government Banquet Hall, Ovom, Yenagoa, marked an epoch in the history of politics in Nigeria....  [Read More...](1/30/2015 7:42:16 PM)
Niger's Christians live in fear after deadly attacks
The religious violence that engulfed Niger last week has traumatised the country's Christian community, with many living in fear of further persecution. "They are looking for Christians. They burned everything with any Christian symbols on it, whether Catholic or Evangelical," said one churchgoer in the southern city of Zinder, the second largest in Niger. On January 16, protests against the ...(1/23/2015 7:48:49 PM)
Talks open in Niger on regional fight against Boko Haram
A regional summit opened in Niger Tuesday aimed at stopping Boko Haram as the Islamist insurgents step up attacks both inside Nigeria and in neighbouring countries. "The increase in strength of Boko Haram reflects our slowness and our inability to put up a robust response," Niger's Foreign Minister Mohamed Bazoum said at the talks in Niamey. Ministers from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin ...(1/20/2015 3:31:49 PM)
Ex-militant leaders issue seven-day ultimatum to Danjuma
Former Niger Delta militant leaders have issued a seven-day ultimatum to a former Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, to apologise to them for calling for their arrest. The militants, who spoke under the auspices of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, also declared Danjuma a persona non-grata in the oil rich region. In a...  [Read More...](1/30/2015 6:27:50 PM)
Algeria and Niger to 'pool' resources against jihadists
Algeria and Niger are set to "pool" their resources to tackle the rising threat posed by jihadist groups in the Sahel region, Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Monday. "We have agreed to mobilise and pool our operational capabilities and intelligence to deal with terrorist threats and criminal organisations," Issoufou said in Algiers after a meeting with Algerian counterpart ...(1/26/2015 4:34:35 PM)
Niger police fire tear gas as opposition defies ban on protest
Police in Niger fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters who gathered in the capital Niamey on Sunday in defiance of a ban on a demonstration against what they see as poor governance, witnesses said. Niamey's governor banned the march on Friday amid violent riots against Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that saw angry protesters attack churches, bars, and a ...(1/18/2015 6:38:27 AM)
Niger disperses demo after 10 die in Charlie Hebdo protests
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Security forces in Niger used tear gas Sunday to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters taking part in a banned demonstration in the capital.(1/18/2015 12:45:03 PM)
Niger: 45 churches burned in protests that killed 10
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The Niger government says at least 45 churches have been set on fire in this predominantly Muslim West African nation in protests over French cartoons lampooning Islam's prophet.(1/19/2015 9:36:18 AM)
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