Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:32:02 GMT
Pluijim Takes Stand On Niger Striker
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Young Africans' head coach Hans Van Pluijm has said he was not informed about the coming of Niger striker Issoufou Boubar Garba, who was reported to have signed for the side ahead of Tanzania Mainland Premier League.

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:36:47 GMT
Tamanrasset Reception Centre - 294 Nationals From Niger Repatriated
[Algerie Presse Service] At least 294 Niger's nationals in Algeria, and whose papers are not in order, left early Thursday the reception centre of Tamanrasset (1970-km south of Algiers), for repatriation to their country of origin.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:25:00 GMT
Benin to Host the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Ouagadougou Partnership
[AMA] The international conference, which will be held in Cotonou from December 09-11, 2015 aims to celebrate the significant strides made in facilitating access to family planning methods in the nine countries composing the Ouagadougou Partnership, ...

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:33:58 GMT
Innovative Adaptation Cuts Climate Risks
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Paris -Bolivia produces national, regional and even city weather predictions and warnings. But getting that information into the hands of people in the path of an oncoming drought or flood quickly and in a form they can u...

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:10:12 GMT
900 Captives of Boko Haram Freed By Military
[CISA] Yaounde -Cameroon's government has said a multi-national military action has freed 900 hostages of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:17:35 GMT
Restoring Africa's Landscape - 10 Countries Unite to Combat Deforestation
[RFI] Ten African countries have committed to restoring 100 million hectares of degraded and deforested land across the continent over the next 15 years. The plan, which costs $1.6bn (?1.4bn), will be underpinned by a $1bn investment from the World B...

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:15:27 GMT
U.S. Condemns Attacks in Lake Chad Basin
[State Department] Washington, DC -The United States strongly condemns the recent deadly suicide bombings and callous attacks in Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon by Boko Haram.

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:04:42 GMT
Multi-Million Dollar Funding Boost for Water Programs
[World Bank] Warnings of looming water scarcity

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 07:48:34 GMT
IMF Executive Board Completes Reviews of Niger's ECF Arrangement
[IMF] The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth and seventh reviews of Niger's economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF)1 arrangement. The completion of these re...

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:42:19 GMT
Lake Chad Recedes to 'Catastrophic' Levels
[Deutsche Welle] Countries that share Lake Chad will be asking world leaders at the climate talks in Paris to help them transfer water from the Congo basin. The once rich lake has lost 90 percent of its water due to climate change.

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:57:24 GMT
MSF Assists Victims of New Wave of Violence in Diffa Region
[MSF] An attack on a village in the Diffa region of Niger on 25 November has left 18 dead and 16 wounded, according to local authorities. The wounded were treated on site by local health staff, while six people with severe injuries have been transfer...

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:52:18 GMT
Concern About Media Freedom in Niger After Five Arrests in Ten Days
[RSF] Newspaper editor Souleymane Salha has been in police custody since 23 November, when he became the fifth journalist to be arrested in the space of ten days in Niger. This is all the more shocking as Niger was one of the first countries to sign ...

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:09:17 GMT
Secretary General of Niger Energy Ministry Reveals New Investment Opportunities At Oil Field in His Country
[SNA] Khartoum -The Secretary General of Niger Ministry of Energy, Dr. Halou Kane, announced that his country obtains new opportunities for investment in his country at the field of oil, indicating that Niger offers tax and customs exemptions for the...

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 19:04:02 GMT
Deadly Suicide Attack Rocks North
[Al Jazeera] At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide attack near the Nigerian border in Cameroon's Far North region, security sources have said.

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:18:38 GMT
Norway Vows to Strengthen Laws to Fight Modern Slavery By Signing UN Treaty
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Norway vowed on Wednesday to ramp up its fight against modern slavery, becoming the second country after Niger to approve a United Nations treaty designed to give countries the legal muscle to combat forced labour...

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:51:28 GMT
Election Committee Acknowledges Errors in Voter Register
[CISA] Niamey -Niger's election committee on November 15 admitted to errors in its electoral lists three months before a presidential election.

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:04:32 GMT
MTN Not Paying Nigeria Fine Yet
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has reviewed the deadline for the payment of the N1,04 trillion (US$5,2 billion) fine it imposed on MTN for defying regulatory directives.

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:17:23 GMT
Tamanrasset - 274 Niger Nationals Repatriated
[Algerie Presse Service] Tamarasset -274 Niger nationals have been repatriated Thursday to their country from the reception centre of Tamanrasset, as part of a repatriation operation launched by the Algerian authorities on request of the Government o...