Niger

  • Nigeria: 42 die as boat capsizes in Niger River 29-09-2013 10:25 AM

    Lagos: A ferry carrying traders and their goods broke up in stormy weather on the Niger River, drowning as many as 42 people as rescuers search for 200 missing victims, a Nigerian emergency official said on Saturday. Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press...
  • Al Qaeda's letter to their most difficult employee 31-05-2013 08:14 PM

    Dakar: After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al Qaida's North African branch sent one final letter to their most difficult employee. In page after scathing page, they described how he didn't answer his phone when they called, failed to turn in his expense reports, ignored meetings...
  • Demba Ba pulls out of Senegal friendly 12-11-2012 09:35 PM

    Dakar: Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is among six regulars who have pulled out of Senegal's squad for a friendly international in Niger on Wednesday, the Agence Presse Senegalaise news agency said on Monday. Ba played for Newcastle in their home Premier League defeat to West Ham on Sunday without...
  • US urges Niger to detain Libyan officials in convoy 07-09-2011 02:07 AM

    Washington: The US government on Tuesday urged Niger to detain senior officials from the Gaddafi government who it believes crossed into the country in a convoy from Libya, the US State Department said. Niger officials informed the US ambassador that the convoy carried "a dozen or more" senior members of...
  • Goodluck Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's Prez 29-05-2011 08:07 PM

    Abuja: Goodluck Jonathan was on Sunday sworn in for a full four year term as Nigerian President after winning an election regarded as the fairest amongst the four held since the oil-rich country returned to democracy in 1999. This is the second time he has has been sworn into office...
  • 15 killed in bombing at Nigerian I-day parade 01-10-2010 09:33 PM

    Nairobi/Abuja: At least 15 people died on Friday in twin car bomb blasts in the Nigerian capital Abuja as the West African nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain, witnesses said. In an e-mail alert, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) earlier said...
  • Al-Qaeda releases tape of seven hostages 01-10-2010 11:47 AM

    Niamey: A tape released on Thursday on a Jihadist forum showed the first images of a group of hostages including five French citizens since they were seized two weeks ago in Niger by an Al-Qaeda offshoot and taken into the desert. The four-minute tape showed images of the hostages sitting...
  • US oil giant Chevron’s oil pipeline in Nigeria attacked 22-06-2008 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: Deccan Chargers, the champions of second edition of Indian Premier League, is unlikely to feature in the next edition of the cash-rich league which may force the BCCI to lookout for a prospective buyer in the next few days. The IPL governing council members will be meeting on...