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Niger: A general strike declared illegal

Niger: A general strike declared illegal

A 48 hour general strike planned to take place Thursday in Niger to oppose the proposed constitutional referendum to keep President Tandja in power...
Niger: President Tandja appoints a new Constitutional Court

Niger: President Tandja appoints a new Constitutional Court

Tandja Mamadou, president of Niger, Wednesday evening appointed a new Constitutional Court chaired by Boubé Omarou, former Minister of Justice and the Supreme Court,...
Niger President defies all to remain in power

Niger President defies all to remain in power

The opposition in the west African country have unabatedly continued their demonstrations against Mamadou Tandja. Despite a rather unsuccessful day of demonstrations in Niamey,...
Japan and China in Botswana follow French example in Niger?

Japan and China in Botswana follow French example in Niger?

One hundred and eleven Chinese enterprises now own exploration licenses to dig up Botswana for Uranium and other raw materials. China, which is competing...
Niger: Political leader Moumouni Djermakoye dies

Niger: Political leader Moumouni Djermakoye dies

Moumouni Djermakoye, leader of the Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ANDP) died Sunday at age 70, in Niamey. He played an active role...
Niger: Power drunk President schemes for a 3rd term

Niger: Power drunk President schemes for a 3rd term

The president of Niger, Mr. Mamadou Tandja is demanding a change in the country's constitution, to allow him run for a third term in...
Niger’s uranium, poverty and France’s growing wealth

Niger’s uranium, poverty and France’s growing wealth

The President of Niger, Mr. Mamadou Tandja has sought peace-talks with rebel groups in the country to reach terms of agreement to share the...
Niger: Mamadou Tandja and MNJ rebels meet

Niger: Mamadou Tandja and MNJ rebels meet

The President of Niger, Mamadou Tanja, Sunday met with representatives of three rebel factions in Agadez, north of Niger. At the meeting, the first...
Niger: Former Prime Minister Hama Amadou appears in court April 23

Niger: Former Prime Minister Hama Amadou appears in court April 23

The former Prime Minister of Niger, Hama Amadou, charged with embezzlement of public funds will appear in court April 23, TV5.org reports. In detention...
Nigeria – Niger: Islamist group training terrorists

Nigeria – Niger: Islamist group training terrorists

Nigerian police sources have alleged that a Shiite Muslim sect is engaged in gun-running and training of militant youths drawn from 13 states in...
Abductors of Canadian diplomats still unknown

Abductors of Canadian diplomats still unknown

The missing UN special envoy to Niger Mr. Robert Fowler is still no-where-to-be-found. According to reports, the United Nations head office has rallied aid...
Rebels abduct UN special envoy and three others

Rebels abduct UN special envoy and three others

Reports from Niamey, Niger, claim that the UN's special envoy to the country, Robert Fowler has been kidnapped. He was with abducted along with...
Rebel group cliams responsibility for the abduction of four persons including two Canadian diplomats in Niger

Rebel group cliams responsibility for the abduction of four persons including two Canadian diplomats in Niger

A rebel group (Front des Forces de Redressement – FFR) in Niger has claimed responsibility for the abduction of four persons. Two of the...
Journalists jailed for reporting ‘death of Dutch consul in’ Niger Electricity boss’ office

Journalists jailed for reporting ‘death of Dutch consul in’ Niger Electricity boss’ office

Managing editor, Moussa Aksar, and reporter Sani Aboubacar, of “L’Evénement,” an independent weekly newspaper in Niger have been arrested and detained at Niamey Civil...
Burkinabe referee gets the boot for serious errors during Ivory coast – Niger EUMOA match

Burkinabe referee gets the boot for serious errors during Ivory coast – Niger EUMOA match

The Burkinabe, Jean-Baptiste Bassono, who officiated the match between Cote d'Ivoire and Niger in Group B, has been suspended from the EUMOA soccer tournament...
Niger to pay heavy fine to compensate slave victim from Nigeria

Niger to pay heavy fine to compensate slave victim from Nigeria

The Court of justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monday indicted Niger and asked it to pay 10 million francs...
IFJ demands the release of Niger correspondent for Radio France Internationale

IFJ demands the release of Niger correspondent for Radio France Internationale

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has demanded the unconditional release of Moussa Kaka, the Niger correspondent for Radio France International (RFI), who has...
Largest stockpile of anti-personnel landmines discovered

Largest stockpile of anti-personnel landmines discovered

The Niger army says it has seized a stockpile of more than 1,000 anti-personnel landmines it found abandoned on the Niger-Chad border. If confirmed...
Football : Libya’s national team beats Niger 6-2 in friendly match

Football : Libya’s national team beats Niger 6-2 in friendly match

Libya's national football team Thursday in Tripoli beat its Niger counterpart 6-2, in a friendly match aimed at preparing the teams for the fifth...
MSF ordered out of Niger

MSF ordered out of Niger

International NGO Médecins Sans Frontière (MSF), which recently started operations in Niger - mainly in the Maradi region (670 Km east of Niamey) where...
Four Frenchmen kidnapped in Niger

Four Frenchmen kidnapped in Niger

Four French expatriates, working in Niger, were abducted Sunday by people suspected to be members of the Movement of Nigeriens for Justic e (MNJ),...
Benin 2 Niger 0 in 2010 World Cup/CAN qualifier

Benin 2 Niger 0 in 2010 World Cup/CAN qualifier

Benin's Squirrels on Saturday scored two second half goal s to beat Niger's Mena 2-0 in their 2010 World Cup/CAN qualifier played at Gener...
11 rebels killed in Niger

11 rebels killed in Niger

According to a statement released by the Niger defence ministry, about eleven "gunmen" were killed on Friday by a detachment of the Niger Defence...
Francophone Africa drama competitions to kick off in December

Francophone Africa drama competitions to kick off in December

The first edition of a drama competition among Francophone African nations will hold 11-14 December in Cotonou, Benin's economic capital, organisers said Sunday. Initiated...
Niger delegation expected in Paris

Niger delegation expected in Paris

Niger's government delegation, led by Communication Minister Mohammed Ben Omar is expected Wednesday in Paris for an information mission on Niger's economic situation and...
Regional francophone bourse closes slightly higher

Regional francophone bourse closes slightly higher

The regional bourse for French West Africa (BRVM ) in Abidjan closed its trading on Monday slightly higher than the previous session. The BRVM...
Ghana names 22 to footballers to play against Niger

Ghana names 22 to footballers to play against Niger

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has invited 22 local players to commence camping in preparation towards the second-leg match against Niger in the Africa...
Eleven clandestine immigrants arrested in Morocco

Eleven clandestine immigrants arrested in Morocco

Eleven illegal immigrants from sub-saharan africa were arrested on Monday by Moroccan security forces in the Nador region, said a police source in Rabat....
Moroccan police arrest man with drug-stuffed stomach

Moroccan police arrest man with drug-stuffed stomach

The Moroccan police Monday arrested a national of Niger with 107 capsules of cocaine concealed in his stomach at the casablanca Mohamed V Airport,...
Niger pays public workers’ outstanding salaries

Niger pays public workers’ outstanding salaries

The Niger government Thursday began paying the outstanding salaries for civil servants, the Economy and Finance Ministry said. According to a steering committee set...