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Niger raises severe hunger forecast, seeks more aid

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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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...
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