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Source: The independent

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2010-09-08 21:03:09 -0700 | allnews

To the north of Niger, the creeping Sahara; to the south, oil rich and agriculturally lush Nigeria this nation straddles the Sahel dry, hot and cruel...Five times the size of the United Kingdom, Niger is one of the poorest nations...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2010-08-19 22:29:33 -0700 | allnews

How is it possible to report on African famine in human terms we can understand?...Crossing the High Atlas mountains of Morocco you may come upon a village impossibly remote, set high on the edge of a gorge. After a stiff...
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Source: News 24

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-07-27 11:37:57 -0700 | green-news

Scientists on Sunday laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops. Teams detailed the genome sequences of the two plant species in separate papers in...
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Source: BBC

Agadez :: Niger | updated 2014-06-02 10:14:51 -0700 | political-news

In the distance it appears like a tiny blur against the bright light of noon. But coming closer, gathering force, the wind creates a moving cloud of sand...Many families have no choice when a wealthy Nigerian comes offering millions End...
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Source: Al Jazeera

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-07-10 00:10:32 -0700 | political-news

50 Jonathan and the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) face an election in 2015 [EPA] Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appointed four close allies as ministers on Wednesday, with sources saying two of them would shore up his power base in the largely Muslim...
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Source: CNN

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-06-13 07:48:12 -0700 | technology-news

From the air, the Namibian desert looks like it has a bad case of chicken pox. Spread across 1,100 miles of a narrow strip sit a smattering of barren polka dots, otherwise known as fairy circles. These sizable craters measure...
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Source: The Guardian

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-05-30 11:13:44 -0700 | political-news

Abuja Tuareg slave girls, wearing ankle bracelets that denote their status, in Tillaberi, Niger. Photograph: Anti-Slavery International A man has been sentenced to four years in jail in Niger 's first conviction for slavery . Elhadji Djadi Raazikou, 63, was...
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Source: BBC

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-05-28 10:07:43 -0700 | political-news

The pressure group Anti-Slavery International told the BBC the 63-year-old man was convicted of having what is known as a "fifth wife". Men in Niger are allowed to have four wives under a local interpretation of Islamic law. With a...
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Source: Guardian Unlimited

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-07-18 09:18:31 -0700 | political-news

Niger agreed terms with Areva in May over the extraction of uranium from its mines in the north. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Transparency campaigners in Niger have been arrested shortly before the French president's visit to Niamey. Francois Hollande arrived in...
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Source: CNN

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-06-13 18:01:27 -0700 | technology-news

From the air, the Namibian desert looks like it has a bad case of chicken pox. Spread across 1,100 miles of a narrow strip sit a smattering of barren polka dots, otherwise known as fairy circles. These sizable craters measure...
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Source: CNN

Diffa :: Niger | updated 2014-06-10 05:27:00 -0700 | political-news

What started as a home-grown movement for Sharia law in northern Nigeria is now a full-scale insurgency. Boko Haram attacks have terrorized this part of the country for years, but their kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok in April...
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Source: CNN

Diffa :: Niger | updated 2014-06-10 13:34:39 -0700 | political-news

What started as a home-grown movement for Sharia law in northern Nigeria is now a full-scale insurgency. Boko Haram attacks have terrorized this part of the country for years, but their kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok in April...
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Source: Guardian Unlimited

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-07-02 06:02:17 -0700 | technology-news

Policies espoused by US Republicans could affect millions of families. Photograph: AFP/Getty Last week, a committee in the US House of Representatives approved a spending bill that would slash funding for international family planning and reimpose a harmful policy that...
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Source: BBC

Niamey :: Niger | updated 2014-06-24 09:47:47 -0700 | sports-news

The 46-year-old Togolese replaces Frenchman Didier Six, who he was assistant to for the past two years. Tchakala's task will be to lead the team to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, with qualification starting in under three...
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