Govt in Positive Talks With French Nuclear Giant
[RFI]Niger's government and French nuclear giant Areva made "significant advances" in talks on Friday, both sides agreed after Areva boss Luc Oursel met President Mahamadou Issoufou along with a representative of the French government.
Niger Extradites Gaddafi's Son
[Deutsche Welle]Niger has extradited the son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to the Libyan government. Saadi Gadhafi has arrived in Tripoli and been brought to a prison.
Niger Extradites Gaddafi's Son to Libya
[VOA]The Libyan government announced Niger has extradited Saadi Gadhafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Under Chronic Stress, Farmers Are Losing Ground
[IRIN]Maradi/Diffa -Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous combination of stresses - chronic drought, land degradation, pests and poor seeds - which threaten to throw them even deeper into hunger and poverty.
Nigerian Delegation On Visit to Sahrawi Refugee Camps
[SPS]Abuja (nigeria) -A high-level Nigerian delegation visits Tuesday the Sahrawi refugee camps to deliver aid donation for Sahrawi women, according to the Sahrawi embassy in Abuja.
The Camels of Agadez
[Daily Trust]Agadez -This city in northern Niger is famous for its camels, and there is a very old camel market there too.
Immigration Repatriates Three Nigeriens
[Leadership]The Nigerian Immigration Service, Jigawa State command yesterday repatriated three citizens of Niger republic back to their country for alleged involvement in some criminal offences in Nigeria which contravene ECOWAS law.
Niamey - the Other Face of Tuareg Life
[Daily Trust]Niamey -In Niamey, the capital of Niger republic, a visitor sees another side to Tuareg life in a small community of migrant Tuareg who have a King, and live in dwellings made from second hand bags and mats.
Niger's Consciousness Awakening Over National Resources
[African Arguments]"We're seeing a real awakening of people's consciousness on this issue; something is happening" says Boubacar Soumane, communications manager for EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) Niger.
Nation Slashes Child Deaths
[IRIN]Niamey/Dakar -Niger has made remarkable progress in cutting under-five mortality over the past decade, and it looks set to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on reducing infant mortality rates by two-thirds by 2015.
French Uranium Miner Owes More to Niger, Activists Say
[VOA]Dakar -Niger and the French uranium firm Areva remain locked in negotiations over how to divide revenues. Activists and non-governmental organizations have gotten involved and say Niger deserves a greater share of the profits.
Niger, Burkina Faso Agree to Demarcate Border
[The Herald]Niamey. -A joint border demarcation committee led by the territorial administration ministers from both countries met on Saturday in the Nigerien town of Tera, on the extreme northern side near the border with Burkina Faso, to peacefully resolve the dispute by finally demarcating the border.
18 Nations In Joint Anti-Terrorism Exercise
[Focac]Niamey -Up to 1,000 soldiers and army officials from 18 African countries began a joint military training exercise in Niger against terrorism in the Sahel region.
Arowolo Sentenced to Death for Wife's Murder
[CAJ News]Lagos -A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a church leader, Akolade Arowolo, to death over the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo Omozeje.
Niger to Learn From Nigeria to Improve Hajj Operations
[Daily Trust]Republic of Niger has solicited for Nigeria's collaboration through the FCT Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board (FMPWB) to improve its hajj operations by allowing them to tap from the country's experience of the exercise over the years.
Dangote Requests for Land for Rice, Sugarcane Cultivation in Niger
[Leadership]The Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has requested for a 50,000-hectare of land in Niger to enable the company to cultivate rice and sugarcane.
Why Does French Energy Giant Refuse to Pay a Fair Rate of Tax?
[African Arguments]Niger didn't get its first mining code until 1993, which put in place an unbalanced fiscal regime that gave substantial advantages to private companies (they were exempt from paying duties and taxes both during the initial exploration period and the actual extraction process).
Immigration Deports 11 Nigeriens From Jigawa
[Daily Trust]Dutse -Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service has deported 11 Nigeriens from the state for entering the country without valid documents.
Niger Close to Procurement Plan for Malaria Response Ahead of June Rains
[GFO]The country has received an $18.1 million grant extension as part of transitional funding
Five Nigerien Prison Escapees Arrested in Kaduna
[Leadership]Two convicted prisoners from Niger Republic who are serving life sentences and three others serving various jail terms who escaped from the Niamey Central Prison in Niger Republic have been arrested by the Nigeria Police in Kaduna State.