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Niger has the world 's highest birth rate -- and that may be a problem
While fertility levels have declined rapidly in most parts of the world, many countries in the sub-Saharan African region of the Sahel have seen their reproductive rates go down very slowly, and only very slightly.
Mariam Kamara unveils a new collaboration with Design Indaba in Niger
Due to the its history, Niamey, the capital of Niger, has a valley that cuts the city into two. The one side of the valley is where the more affluent citizens live while the poor live on the other side.
No more ` fifth wife ' sex slaves and maids , Niger 's top court rules
DAKAR, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Niger's top court has outlawed the practice of keeping women as maids and sex slaves known as "fifth wives", capping a decade-long legal battle by one victim that could inspire others in the West African nation to seek justice, lawyers and activists sai
Savannah Petroleum submits R3 East feasibility study in Niger
Savannah Petroleum, the British independent oil & gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, is pleased to announce that its Niger subsidiary ("Savannah Niger") has submitted a feasibility study (the "Feasibility Study") to the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in Niger in relation t
What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Niger ?
Niger is a nation on the western part of the African continent, and it spans an area of about 490,000 square miles, making it West Africa’s largest country. The Sahara Desert covers more than 80% of the country, and the country’s population stands at 21 million people. Despite the country's vast nat
Orange to Pull Out of Niger Over High Taxes
NIGER – The Nigerien subsidiary of Orange is contemplating shutting down its operations in that country over a tax dispute with the government of Niger. According to African Confidential and other news sources, the government of Niger had hiked its taxes on the GSM company and was demanding more tha
Niger sounds alarm over ` fake ' meningitis vaccine
Niamey (AFP) - Health authorities in Niger said Friday they had found a fake version of a meningitis vaccine after the country had launched a campaign to innoculate millions of children against the disease.
Niger says it killed 33 Boko Haram ` terrorists '
NIAMEY, Nigeria: Niger said Wednesday it had killed 33 Boko Haram “terrorists” and seized vehicles and weapons in an operation in the Lake Chad region in the country’s southeast.
Columbia organizes conference on firms dealing with global conflicts
Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is holding a day-long conference next Friday, March 29, that will bring together young practices from around the world to discuss their work dealing with global conflicts.
Security Council heads to 2 African hotspots for extremists
The Security Council is heading to Mali and Burkina Faso for a firsthand look at the challenges their governments are facing in the hotspots for extremist attacks in Africa’s volatile Sahel region.
Atiku Claims These States He Won , But INEC Gave Them Buhari
An opposition presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, claims he won in four of the states that the electoral commission, INEC, declared were won by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Abubakar stated this in his “state to state computation” contained in his electoral petition filed earlier this week.
Man beats wife to death over refusal to fetch him water
A 30-year-old man, Umar Tambari, has been arrested by officers of the Niger State Police Command for allegedly beating his wife to death. According to Punch, the incident occurred on February 26 at Emiworo village in Wushishi Local Government Area of the state following a disagreement the couple had
Kidnapped teachers killed in Burkina Faso
Two teachers have been killed in Burkina Faso after being kidnapped, the Ministry of Education has confirmed. They were kidnapped on 11 March and buried on Tuesday. The goal of the kidnappers was to scare the teachers into abandoning their posts in the region, according to a government source.
Western Region : 68 Galamseyers Arrested
A JOINT operation by Immigration personnel and the Mpohor District Security Council in the Western Region, has led to the arrest of 59 foreign nationals together with nine Ghanaians in illegal mining operation at Adumbanso in the district.
Local institutions can mitigate climate-related conflict in the Sahel
Climate change acts as a conflict multiplier by amplifying existing environmental stresses, creating new ones, and thus exacerbating resource scarcities and water and food insecurity. Governance and institution weaknesses amplify the effect of climate change on conflict. Based on recent research on
Ghana , Togo and Benin on alert against jihadist threat
An alarming rise in jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso is posing a mounting threat to security in three of its coastal neighbours, according to security sources and analysts. Benin, Ghana and Togo have so far been spared the Islamist violence that has hit their landlocked neighbour since 2015 -- a fal
Photos : Three Killed In Robbers , Police Battle At Ojo
Three persons, including two suspected robbers, were killed on Tuesday when gunmen invaded a community in Ojo, Lagos. The gunmen invaded Gafaru Street, Imude in Ojo on motorcycles and robbed residents. They shot those who resisted them.
UN council visits crisis-hit Sahel amid Franco-US rift
United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council travels to Mali and Burkina Faso this week for an up-close look at the worrisome Sahel region, where a jihadist insurgency is showing no signs of weakening and is driving mass displacement.
Celtic star Bayo forced to pay for own flight ticket for skint Ivory Coast U23s
CELTIC starlet Vakoun Issouf Bayo has been forced to fork out for his own air fare to play for the Ivory Coast Under 23s this week because the cash-strapped African nation have a financial crisis.
How a Nigerian Movie Helped Reduce Corruption
The amazing impact of the recent Nollywood blockbuster “Water of Gold” is a fascinating example of the power of political art. Science Daily now reports that researchers saw the movie’s effect in real time. MIT researchers Graeme Blair, Rebecca Littman and Elizabeth Levy Paluck contributed to the st