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Dozens arrested in Niger for plotting `military coup`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 01:49

Dozens of opposition members have been arrested in Niger suspected of plotting a "military coup" in the west African nation, Interior Minister Hassoumi Massaoudou said Saturday.

Death toll in blast at Nigerian bus station rises to 75: Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:53

The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria`s capital rose to 75 dead on Tuesday and is expected to grow.

Libya: Niger extradites Gaddafi`s son al-Saadi

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 14:37

Niger today extradited to Libya one of Moammar Gaddafi`s sons, al-Saadi, who fled as his father`s regime crumbled in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since, the government in Tripoli said.

Niger hands over Gaddafi aide accused of stoking unrest

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 19:50

Niger on Friday handed over to Libya slain dictator Muammer Gaddafi`s former chief of internal security Abdullah Mansur, the Libyan government announced.

Thousands flee fresh Nigeria clashes: UN

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 21:31

Thousands of people have fled across Nigeria`s borders with Cameroon and Niger amid renewed clashes between the Nigerian military and Boko Haram insurgents, the UN`s refugee agency said on Friday.

Oil theft drops to 40,000 barrels daily: Nigerian governor

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 07:24

The volume of oil theft in oil rich Nigeria`s Niger Delta region has reduced from 100,000 barrels to 40,00 barrels per day, the governor of oil rich Delta State said Thursday.

Thousands protest against Niger government

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 14:33

Thousands of opposition supporters staged a protest rally on Saturday against what they said was the failure of President Mahamadou Issoufou to improve living standards in Niger, one of the world`s poorest countries.

Bodies of 87 migrants found in Niger desert: security source

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 13:50

The bodies of 87 migrants were found in Niger`s desert north after they died of thirst just a few kilometres from the border of Algeria, their planned destination, sources said.

Four French hostages freed after three-year kidnap ordeal in Niger

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:38

Hollande was to greet the quartet on their arrival at an airport outside Paris after what he called "three years of suffering for the families who lived through a nightmare".

Four French taken hostage in Niger are freed

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 08:55

Four Frenchmen taken hostage by Islamic extremists in Niger have been released after three years of captivity, President Francois Hollande announced on Tuesday.

18 dead in Nigeria river boat accident

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 23:53

Eighteen people died when a boat carrying some 70 passengers capsised on the Niger River in central Nigeria, an official said on Sunday, a week after 42 perished in a similar incident.

Bumpy-faced reptile ruled earth before dinosaurs

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 12:38

A very distinctive creature known as a pareiasaur roamed the desert in what is now northern Niger during the Permian era.