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Niger denies it will extradite al-Saadi Gaddafi
Niger denies it will extradite al-Saadi Gaddafi
Niger will not extradite al-Saadi Kaddafi even though the son of the slain Libyan leader violated his asylum conditions with "subversive" comments...
Niger capital's 'green lung' faces suffocation
Niger capital's 'green lung' faces suffocation
Once lush and abundant, the "green belt" surrounding Niger's capital of Niamey, created 50 years ago to try and halt the advance of the Sahara...
Niger president seized in military coup
Niger president seized in military coup
Mutinous troops led by an army colonel captured Niger's President Mamadou Tandja after a gun battle on Thursday, and said they were suspending the...
Al-Qaeda claims abduction of diplomats, tourists
Al-Qaeda claims abduction of diplomats, tourists
Al-Qaeda's North Africa network has claimed responsibility for the abduction of two Canadian diplomats, one of them a United Nations envoy, and...
Niger rebel group claims kidnap of UN official
Niger rebel group claims kidnap of UN official
A Tuareg rebel group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of two Canadians, including a top UN envoy, who disappeared in Niger.
Woman wins slavery case against Niger
Woman wins slavery case against Niger
A West African regional court of justice convicted the state of Niger on Monday for failing to protect a 12-year-old girl from being sold into...
Niger's former premier arrested on corruption charge
Niger's former premier arrested on corruption charge
Police in Niger have arrested Hama Amadou, a former prime minister of the West African nation, on corruption charges, reports said on Thursday.
Bail granted to Niger journalist 'linked' to rebels
Bail granted to Niger journalist 'linked' to rebels
A court in Niger on Wednesday freed journalist Ibrahim Manzo on bail after he had been detained for more than four months without trial for alleged...
Niger tries, belatedly, to curb population growth
Niger tries, belatedly, to curb population growth
"A child if I want and when I want," reads the sign at the family-health centre in Niamey where dozens of Niger women come every morning to get...
Niger journalists freed on defamation charge
Niger journalists freed on defamation charge
Police in Niger have released two journalists held for allegedly defaming the country's finance minister, but they still face prosecution, a press...
Niger rebels kill three soldiers in attack on convoy
Niger rebels kill three soldiers in attack on convoy
Tuareg-led rebels in Niger's desert north attacked a military convoy carrying food and provisions to the oasis town of Iferouane, killing at least...
Niger launches slavery probe
Niger launches slavery probe
The government of Niger has launched a probe into the extent of slavery in the impoverished West African country, an official said on Friday....

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