Militant Group Threatens More Attacks
[RFI]The Signatories in Blood group, led by Algerian jihadi Mokhtar Belmokhtar, has threatened more attacks against French and other interests in Niger after Thursday's double suicide bombings that claimed more than 20 lives.
Militants Revenge Attack Hits Military, Uranium Mine
[Deutsche Welle]Islamist groups have carried out suicide bombings at a Niger military base and a French-owned mine. The assault came in response to a French-led military operation this year which ousted Islamists from northern Mali.
Suicide Bombers Attack Niger Military Barracks, Uranium Mine
[VOA]Dakar -Niger's government said at least 20 soldiers and five suicide bombers were killed Thursday in attacks on a military base in the north-central town of Agadez and a French-owned uranium mine further north in Arlit.
Twin Bomb Attacks Strike in Niger
[VOA]Officials in Niger say a military base and a French-owned uranium mine were hit by separate bomb attacks early Thursday, wounding an unknown number of people.
Niger: MSF Treats Cholera Patients
[MSF]Cholera has broken out in northern Niger in an area which is hosting large number of Malian refugees and which was hit by a cholera epidemic last year.
Fleeing Insurgents - Niger Beefs up Security
[Daily Trust]Minna -Niger State government has beeped up security with a view to averting the possible infiltration of the state by terrorists fleeing the troubled areas following deployment of military troops to Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Ban Strongly Condemns Two Suicide Bombings in North-West Niger
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the two suicide bombings which took place today in north-west Niger, and conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
Niger Republic Confirms19 Dead From Twin Suicide Attacks
[Premium Times]The government of Niger Republic has confirmed that nineteen persons lost their lives in Agadez after a suicide attack at a military camp.
Containing Cholera in Niger
[IRIN]Niamey -Cholera has struck 248 people in Ayorou in the TillabĂ©ry Region of northwestern Niger, killing six, two of them Malian refugees.
Niger Offers Hope of Homegrown Solutions to Sahel Crises
[Guardian Network]Agencies must combine forces to overcome the effects of a trio of food crises in the Sahel, according to WFP's regional head
Sokoto Councils, Niger Republic to Meet Over Security
[Daily Trust]Sokoto -Five local government areas of Sokoto State bordering Niger Republic are to convene a meeting with their colleagues in the French-speaking country with a view to brainstorming on the emerging global and regional security threats.
Efforts to Help Respond to Cholera Epidemic
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency said today it is working to help contain a cholera epidemic in Niger that has already claimed seven lives, including those of two Malian refugees, in a little over a week.
State of Emergency - Thousands Flee to Niger Republic
[Daily Trust]Maiduguri and Abuja -Thousands of people including women and children have fled the border towns of Borno and Yobe states into Niger Republic to avoid being caught up in the military operation aimed at rooting out insurgents from the areas, reports said yesterday.
International Borders Closed
[Daily Trust]Yola -Nigeria's borders with Cameroon Republic, Niger and Chad have been closed as part of the implementation of the emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan, authorities said yesterday.
ICRC Supports Herders in Agadez and Tillabery Areas
[ICRC]Geneva/Niamey -The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is purchasing approximately 8,000 head of cattle from herdsmen in the Tillabery and Agadez areas (in the west and north of the country, respectively) to support communities made vulnerable by the combined effects of climate and of conflict in Mali and Libya.
Protecting Niger's Desert Salt Pans
[IPS]Bilma -The Bilma community has mined the salt pans in the massive TĂ©nĂ©rĂ© desert region in northern Niger for centuries. But the threat of the ever-encroaching desert has become a real concern as locals here struggle to cope with a decline in salt prices.
DPR Bans Importation of Cooking Gas From Niger Republic
[This Day]Apparently concerned about the impact on safety, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has banned the importation of high pressure Propane-laden Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas from Niger Republic, through the land borders, THISDAY has gathered.
Impending Threat of Deadly Malaria and Malnutrition Combination
[MSF]The number of severely malnourished children expected to be treated in the Sahel region in 2013 amounts to 1.4 million; 1 out of 5 children in Niger.
Keshi and Renard Speak At Can Symposium Second Day
[CAF]The symposium for the analysis of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012 and 2013 resumed for the second day in Cairo, Egypt. The second day started with a session including Stephen Keshi, coach of Nigeria, Herve Renard Zambia coach and three football committee members, Ben Koufie (Ghana), Mohamed Abdullah Mazda (Sudan) and Mallouche Belhassan (Tunisia).
Beyond Jonathan's 5.7 Billion Naira Largesse
[Pambazuka]If the Nigerian government is sincere about achieving peace and solving the recurring problem of electoral violence, it must implement the Sheikh Lemu Report wholly and not selectively. It must, as recommended, mete out punishments alongside compensation and adopt preventive measures