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Niger gov’s wife, others injured at pro-Jonathan rally
Many dignitaries including the wife of the Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, Jumai, were on Saturday injured in Minna, the state capital when a podium they mounted at a rally in support of President Goodluck Jonathan collapsed. Pandemonium ensued at the Minna Trade Fair ground venue of the North Central rally of the Transformation Ambassadors...  [Read More...](9/14/2014 9:25:01 AM)
Niger parliament chief, facing baby-trafficking probe, 'in Belgium'
Niger's head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has turned up in Belgium, an opposition official said Saturday, confirming a media report. Hama Amadou, who had already quietly left Niger for neighbouring Burkina Faso, "is now in Brussels," the official said, confirming the report by Radio France Internationale (RFI). Amadou's lawyer Souley ...(8/30/2014 7:35:32 PM)
Niger parliament chief, facing probe, 'discreetly' leaves country
Niger's head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has "discreetly" left the country for Burkina Faso, an opposition official said. Hama Amadou is suspected of "complicity" in the trafficking of babies born in Nigeria and trafficked into Niger via Benin. "I can tell you that he discreetly left the country and is currently in Ouagadougou in Burkina ...(8/27/2014 10:16:46 PM)
Niger court backs arrest of parliament head in baby probe
The top court in Niger has given the green light for the arrest of the country's parliamentary leader, who is accused of involvement in an international baby-trafficking network, it was announced. Hama Amadou, who is seen as the leading challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou ahead of elections in 2016, "discreetly" left the country last week and is currently in Belgium. He says the charges ...(9/5/2014 11:25:01 PM)
Fugitive Niger parliament head alleges assassination plot
Niger's parliamentary leader, who fled to France after being accused of involvement in baby trafficking, said Sunday he was the victim of an assassination plot. Hama Amadou, who is seen as the leading challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou ahead of elections in 2016, also claimed the country's incumbent leader was behind the move to finish him off. "It's a pretext to arrest me," Amadou told ...(9/7/2014 7:28:56 PM)
Niger opposition chief, wanted in baby-trafficking case, in Europe
By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Niger's parliament speaker and leading opposition figure Hama Amadou, who is wanted for questioning in his home country on suspicion of involvement in baby-trafficking, has flown to Europe, officials in Burkina Faso said on Sunday. Hama, a former ally turned political rival of President Mahamadou Issoufou, had fled to the Burkinabe capital ...(9/1/2014 3:14:05 AM)
U.S. military may move Niger drone base to Sahara desert city
WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. Washington deployed unarmed surveillance drones in Niger after a French-led military operation last year destroyed an al Qaeda enclave in neighbouring northern Mali.(9/3/2014 4:10:38 AM)
Niger opposition chief flees arrest on suspicion of baby-trafficking
Niger's leader of the opposition and parliamentary speaker Hama Amadou has fled to neighbouring Burkina Faso after parliamentary leaders authorised his arrest on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking network, his lawyer said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference where he announced Hama's departure, Mossi Boubacar accused the government of a "coup d'etat against democracy". The ...(8/28/2014 10:36:12 AM)
Domenech feels Niger can qualify
Coach Raymond Domenech is optimistic Niger can qualify for the 2015 Nations Cup despite a shaky start to their campaign.(9/11/2014 9:14:33 AM)
Niger reports 2013 GDP growth of 4.1 pct, beating estimate
Niger's economy grew by 4.1 percent last year, beating an earlier estimate of 3.6 percent, following new data from the mining and agricultural sectors, a government statistics body said on Tuesday. Still, the pace of growth in the West African oil and uranium producer was much slower than initial forecasts given by both the International Monetary Fund (6.3 percent) and the Niger government (7.5 ...(8/27/2014 3:55:38 AM)
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