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Niger, Areva tussle over future of uranium mining

Niamey - Niger's government and French nuclear giant Areva are engaged in tough talks on the future of uranium mining in the west African country, whose leaders want more money from the resource to help pay for development.
In the Media by Joris Fioriti, Boureima Hama (AFP)

Production resumes at Areva's Niger uranium mines

Niamey - Production resumed Saturday at French nuclear giant Areva's two uranium mines in Niger, which had shut down for weeks for maintenance amid hard-fought negotiations over the firm's tax rate.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Sochi to display captured orcas during Winter Olympic Games

Sochi - As the Russian city of Sochi gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, two killer whales recently captured from the wild in the Russian Far East will debut in Sochi for the Olympic Games along with a dolphin torchbearer.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

French journalists kidnapped at gunpoint and killed in Mali

Kidal - Two French journalists,were murdered in Mali, North Africa, Saturday, just hours after being kidnapped by insurgents. The two journalists have been identified as 57-year-old Ghislaine Dupont and sound technician, Claude Verlon, aged 55.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Bombino — The Tuareg Mark Knopfler

If you know anything about the Tuareg it is probably that he rides a camel. This one rides a motor bike and plays lead guitar.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Boko Haram, gruesome violence in Northern Nigeria

New York - New, more gory details have emerged in what was reported first as the killing of 35 Muslim worshipers and the wounding of 14 last week in the town of Dumba village in Borno State, Nigeria.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 1 comment

Nigeria: Boko Haram declares war on youth in Borno and Yobe

Boko Haram says it has launched a war against the Borno state authorities and a hunt for youths in Borno and Yobe states who recently formed vigilante groups to assist Nigerian forces identify and arrest insurgents in their local communities
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Mondelez confectionary company invents heat-resistant chocolate

Many of us have bought chocolate on a hot day planning to have a treat later only to pull it out of the bag once home and find it melted. That problem may now be solved - at least for part of the world.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

US posts $7 million bounty on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

Maiduguri - The US government has posted a bounty of $7 million on Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The reward will go to anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Militant revenge attacks kill 24 soldiers in Niger

Niamey - Revenge attacks for Niger's role in helping France in neighbouring Mali, killed 24 soldiers and one civilian in coordinated attacks on a French uranium mine and a military base.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

US to train African troops in Niger for service in Mali

Niamey - The US will help train African troops in Niger. The troops will then take part in the UN-backed offensive against Islamic militants in neighbouring Mali.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Mali: Nigerian Air Force pilots die in fighter jet crash

Bamako - According to the Nigerian Defense Headquarters (DHQ), a Nigerian Air Force jet deployed to operations in Mali crashed in Niger Republic Monday. Two Nigerian Air Force pilots died in the crash.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

South Sudan's colossal child marriage problem

A newly released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, entitled "This Old Man Can Feed Us, You Will Marry Him:’ Child and Forced Marriage in South Sudan," calls on the government of South Sudan to adopt measures to protect girls from child marriage.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 4 comments

YouTube video shows 7 French citizens kidnapped in Cameroon

The kidnapping is the latest of several affecting French citizens in recent years. In 2010 four French workers were kidnapped in Niger, and in 2011 two French businessmen were kidnapped in Mali.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

U.S. deployment in Niger reminiscent of Vietnam War

Niamey - Reminiscent of early U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama on Friday informed Congress about the deployment of 40 additional U.S. troops to join 100 other U.S. advisers in Niger.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Journalists mostly unable to cover Mali conflict effectively

Bamako - While the French, together with Malian forces, have managed to retake much of the territory formerly occupied by rebels, there has been little coverage of what is happening from anywhere near the front.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Malians welcome French troops as city of Gao liberated

Bamako - Thousands of Malians turned out on the streets of the northern Mali city of Gao yesterday, the largest city in northern Mali, to welcome French and Malian soldiers with chants of, “Mali, Mali, France, France."
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

First batch of Nigerian West African troops arrive in Mali

Bamako - The Voice of Nigeria (VON) reports that the first batch of Nigerian troops arrived in Mali on Thursday to reinforce French and Malian troops fighting to halt the advance of al Qaeda-linked rebels from the north of the country.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

French airstrikes kill 11 Malian civilians, including 3 children

French airstrikes against Islamist revolutionaries in Mali have killed scores of rebels as well as at least 11 innocent civilians.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Occupy Nigeria Toronto protesters fight for more than 'Goodluck' Special

Toronto - Dozens came out to the freezing cold temperatures in Toronto Saturday as part of the international Occupy Nigeria movement. Since the violent protests began in the West African nation, thousands of Nigerians have showed their support for the protesters.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 4 comments
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