Niamey

By IndepthAfrica
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May 7th, 2013
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NIAMEY — A Nigerian warplane crashed in Niger on Monday, from where it was conducting military operations in neighbouring Mali, and the two pilots were killed, Nigeria’s army said in a statement. The fighter jet was part of Nigeria’s air fleet engaged with an African force battling hardli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 22nd, 2012
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By Celeste Hicks It’s two years since I was last in Chad after a long stint as the BBC correspondent. Not long enough to forget a place you might think, but when I arrived recently in N’Djamena the sweltering dead of night, I got lost. First on leaving the airport, I found a succession of […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 17th, 2012
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Niger will push ahead with a plan to develop civilian nuclear energy in partnership with other West African peers despite recent accidents including Fukushima, the country’s president said on Monday. “We have said that in the long term, we will promote, as part of ECOWAS (the West African...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 8th, 2011
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Niamey – A teenager and a woman were killed during clashes this week between demonstrators and police in Zinder, Niger’s second-largest city in the east, the government announced late Wednesday. The government spokesperson, Justice Minister Marou Amadou, said that “unhappy events in...
By benim
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Nov 16th, 2011
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Niamey – Niger said on Tuesday that Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi would remain in the West African nation until a United Nations travel ban on him was lifted, despite Tripoli’s request for his return. Saadi fled south across the Sahara to Niger as his father’s 42-year rule crumb...
By benim
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Oct 2nd, 2011
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The government of Niger said on Saturday that Libya’s new rulers were welcome to question Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saadi, who has taken refuge in the West African nation, but it was unlikely that he would be extradited to Libya any time soon. Niger’s justice minister, who is also the ...
By benim
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Sep 16th, 2011
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Niger’s foreign minister said on Thursday that France should not interfere in its relations with Libya, after Paris said it had been asked by Libya’s new government to secure the return of Gaddafi loyalists who fled to Niger. Three convoys containing important members of Gaddafi’s e...
By benim
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Sep 15th, 2011
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Niger called on Wednesday for international help to secure its northern border with Libya, saying the conflict to the north was holding back efforts by its new civilian government to find stability and develop its economy. Justice Minister Marou Amadou said Niger needed help with intelligence-gatheri...
By benim
In Libya
Sep 13th, 2011
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Niamey – Three of Muammar Gaddafi’s generals are in Niger’s capital after making a 1 600km drive across the desert to negotiate political refugee status for members of the toppled leader’s regime, two officials involved in the negotiations said on Tuesday. The discussion began...
By benim
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Sep 12th, 2011
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Niamey – The spokesperson for Niger’s government announced on Sunday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son Al-Saadi entered the country via the northern desert separating the landlocked African nation from Libya. Amadou Morou, who is also the minister of justice, told reporters a...