Summit Pledges Action to Save Elephants
[Deutsche Welle]African states in which the illegal ivory trade flourishes have agreed to take urgent measures to try and contain it, promising to secure elephant populations across the continent.
UN Says 15,000 People Need Humanitarian Aid in Flood-Hit Region of Niger
[UN News]More than 15,000 people urgently need relief aid in south-east Niger after the Komadougou River - which most of the year was practically dried out - burst its banks and flooded their communities, the United Nations humanitarian wing said today.
Keshi - No Place for Iheanacho in the Super Eagles
[Africa Top Sports]Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has just put an end to speculations that the recent U17 World Cup best player of Nigeria's Golden Eaglets, Kelechi Iheanacho will be uplifted in the Super Eagles.
Facts On Promoting Legacy of Nonviolence in Niger Delta
[State Department]Promoting a Legacy of Non-Violence in the Niger Delta: Fact Sheet
Emenike to Face Ban?
[Africa Top Sports]The Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike of Fenerbahce became bad-tempered on Sunday as his side almost lost at home to Besiktas 3-3. Emenike saw red when the visitors took the lead with 3-2. He then claimed a penalty dismissed by referee Cuneyt Cakir who saw nothing wrong with a wild tackle from Besiktas captain Tomas Sivok who then suffered a head-butt from the Nigerian when they squared up.
President Banda Off to Nigeria - to Discuss Price and Prizes of Democracy
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -President Dr. Joyce Banda left the country for Lagos, Nigeria Wednesday around noon where she is expected to give a lecture on the importance of democracy in Africa.
Iheanacho to Join Manchester City?
[Africa Top Sports]Nigeria Under-17 World Cup star Kelechi Iheanacho who was earlier announced at European major clubs such as Arsenal, would have chosen to join Premier League Manchester City rather than Porto or Chelsea.
Stephen Keshi - I Can Give Anichebe a Chance for Brazil
[Africa Top Sports]Absent from the national team since he was ruled out of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa by injury, West Bromwich Albion FC striker Victor Anichebe could rejoin Stephen Keshi's squad for the Brazil World Cup.
Keshi 'My Target Is the World Cup Trophy' - the Interview
[Africa Top Sports]Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi in this interview, tells Bamidele Boluwaji his target for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
Gambians Stranded in Aggadez As Back - Way Exodus Intensifies
[Foroyaa]Gambians are stranded in Aggadez in Niger, trying to embark on the risky journey through the desert to Libya in search of work and migration to Europe, whilst over thirty Gambian girls work as prostitutes, Foroyaa is privy. Lamin Samura, a Gambian based in Tripoli explained: "There are over three to four thousand Gambians stranded in Aggadez in Niger trying to cross the desert to Libya. They are mostly penniless and homeless. They have no food or money and go about town begging for food. Most of them have
President of Niger Stops Over Khartoum Airport
[SNA]Khartoum -The President of Niger, Issoufou Mahamadou stopped over Khartoum Air Port Monday on his route to State of Kuwait to take part in the Third Arab-Afro Summit.
Coach Appiah Hailes Keshi
[Africa Top Sports]Africa Top Sports reported on the impressive record of Coach Stephen Keshi of Nigeria. The African reigning champion coach becomes as of Saturday the first African coach to qualify two African nations to the World Cup.
Nigerians Fear, Welcome U.S. Naming Boko Haram As Terrorists
[VOA]Lagos -The United States has designated Nigeria's Boko Haram and splinter group Ansaru terrorist organizations, and in Nigeria many people think the label will pressure the government to end the security crisis. But in the shadowy circles of militant groups, the label may also make the groups more famous, and some Nigerians fear that will further damage their country.
Bruising Year in Africa's Media Wars
[African Arguments]It has been a bruising year for African media.
Nigerians in Love With Vicky
[Ghanaian Chronicle]The controversial 'Vikileaks' tape, which has received much condemnation in Ghana, seems to have rather made the flamboyant former Deputy Minister of Communications, Victoria Hammah, popular in Nigeria.
Niger Hosts Sahel Defence Officials
[Magharebia]Military leaders from across the Sahel met in Niger's capital city on Friday (November 8th) to discuss the latest in the region's continuing security crisis.
Global Leaders Visit Sahel
[UN News]"We are here for you," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told people of the Sahel today, kicking off a visit to the region with international development leaders to listen to local priorities and to link political, security, development and humanitarian efforts there.
Billions Pledged to Sahel as Global Leaders Visit
[UN News]Global leaders have pledged over $8 billion to boost economic growth in the Sahel region of West Africa as they begin a United Nations-led visit to an area that has suffered for decades from devastating poverty, hunger and instability.
The EU Reinforces Its Support for Development and Security in Niger
[EASS]Brussels -Food security, the social sectors, road infrastructure and domestic security and stability will be the four sectors on which EU development aid to Niger will focus for the period 2014-2020. The announcement was made by Andris Piebalgs, the EU Commissioner for Development, during his visit today (6 November) to Niamey (Niger). â‚¬542 million will be granted to the country over the next seven years, subject to final approval by the Council and the European Parliament.
Globacom Urge Golden Eaglets to Beat Sweden
[Africa Top Sports]Good and assuring performances are always hailed and backed. Globacom have backed the Golden Eaglets to beat their Swedish counterparts when both sides clash in the semi-finals of the Fifa U-17 World Cup.