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Niger raises severe hunger forecast, seeks more aid

Niger's government needs another 45 billion CFA francs in food aid after a new survey found 500 000 more people than previously...

Niger junta sets up anti-corruption team to recover cash

Niger's military junta has set up a financial commission tasked with fighting corruption and recovering money owed to the uranium-producing West African...

Al Qaeda claims kidnap of French man in Niger: TV

Al Qaeda's North Africa wing claimed responsibility for kidnapping a French man last month in northern Niger, Al Jazeera television said, citing...

Africa needs a new map: Analysis

It's time to start seeing the redrawing of the continent's colonial borders as an opportunity, not a threat. Muammar al-Gaddafi isn't exactly known...

UN aid agencies sound alarm on Niger food

United Nations humanitarian agencies sounded the alarm yesterday about a growing food crisis in the West African state of Niger, but said...

Niger seeks $133 mln to combat food crisis

The United Nations needs an extra $133 million to tackle food shortages and malnutrition in Niger that have already triggered massive displacements...

Niger facing famine, millions at risk: president

Millions of people are threatened by famine in Niger, the new military ruler said yesterday in a message that contrasted starkly with...

Thousands protest Niger president’s grip on power

More than 10 000 anti-government protesters gathered in Niger's capital calling on President Mamadou Tandja to reverse a constitutional reign that gave...

Over half Niger’s population faces hunger: report

More than half of the population of Niger will go without food at some point this year, according to a leaked official...

End of Cameroon-Nigeria boundary dispute in sight

Some 3000 pillars are being planted to demarcate the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. The UN-sponsored project will end next year. The representative...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...