President Sirleaf Pays One-Day Working Visit to Niger
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, July 21, 2016 paid a one-day working visit to the West African nation of Niger.
Situation of Sudanese Miners in Niger Discussed
[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdul-Ghani Al-Naeem, Wednesday received in his office the General Consul of the Republic of Niger to Sudan and discussed the situation of the Sudanese traditional miners in Niger and the relations between the two countries.
Mobile App for Rain Forecasts Raising Farmers' Yields
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -A mobile phone-based innovation that can predict rain is helping farmers in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries sow, fertilise and harvest crops at the optimum time.
Former Al-Qaeda Hostage Demands Truth Over Release Obstruction Charges
[RFI] A Frenchman held hostage in Niger for three years has called on President Fran├žois Hollande to confirm or deny allegations that efforts to free him were blocked by the presidential palace one and a half years before he was finally released. There is "every reason to believe there was negligence in the handling of our liberation", Thierry Dol told RFI in an interview broadcast Thursday.
Thousands of Pregnant Women Displaced By Boko Haram in Niger
[UNFPA] Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee south-eastern Niger following an attack by Boko Haram militants in early June. UNFPA estimates some 3,000 pregnant girls and women are among the displaced, putting them in urgent need of antenatal, maternal and post-partum care.