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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)
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)
Niger detains 17 in suspected "baby factory" ring -sources
Authorities in Niger have detained 17 people, including wives of senior politicians, suspected of being involved in a baby-trafficking network, two legal sources said on Thursday. The arrests follow an investigation by Niger's police into 30 people suspected of acquiring new-born babies from "baby factories" in neighbouring Nigeria. The case has been referred to Niger's public prosecutor. Human ...(6/27/2014 3:34:42 AM)
High-birth Niger strives to lower maternal mortality
With the world's highest birth rate in a country where first-time mothers are often barely past puberty, having a baby in impoverished Niger can be tantamount to a death sentence. The West African state and humanitarian groups have worked to slash both birth and maternal mortality rates, but despite strides results are not good enough, the UN warned this week. "Every two hours, a Niger woman ...(6/28/2014 12:05:25 AM)
Benin detains 10 people in child trafficking probe
Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighbouring Niger was held for links to a "baby factory" ring, police sources said on Tuesday. While it was not immediately clear if there was a connection between the two cases, the latest detentions point to the persistence of human trafficking across West Africa. "There have been around 10 people ...(7/23/2014 2:50:38 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)
Hollande Greeted by Drones as Military Deployed Across Sahel
Festive musicians and chanting women in traditional dress lined the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) route from the airport into Niamey to greet French President Francois Hollande on his July 18 visit to Niger.(7/21/2014 4:03:59 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)
Film for peace: US, Amata to train Niger Delta youths
United States Consul General, Jeff Hawkins, has said that it is working on a project to promote a non-violence character among youths in the Niger Delta region. He said this during a press conference in Lagos, to comment a television programme with series of episodes. “The United States is working with those in the Niger...  [Read More...](7/22/2014 8:14:48 PM)
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