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Two Journalists Given Suspended Prison Sentences for "Defamation"
allAfrica.com - Wednesday, November 19, 2008
eporters Without Borders has condemned three-month suspended prison sentences handed down for libel against the weekly "L'Evénement" journalists Moussa Aksar and Sani ... more

Editor And Reporter Arrested a Day After Another Editor Got Suspended Sentence
allAfrica.com - Monday, November 17, 2008
eporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of Moussa Aksar, the editor of the privately-owned weekly L'Evénement, and one of his journalists, Sani Aboubacar, on 12 November on a charge of libelling the head of the state power company. Their arrests came a day after another newspaper editor got a three-month... more

Journalists Held in Defamation Case
allAfrica.com - Sunday, November 16, 2008
eporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of Moussa Aksar, the editor-in-chief of the privately-owned weekly "L'Evénement", and one of his journalists, Sani Aboubacar, on 12 November 2008 on a charge of libelling the head of the state power company. Their arrests came a day after another newspaper editor got a... more

Nigeria, Niger Seek Support for Integrated Ecosystem
allAfrica.com - Saturday, November 08, 2008
igeria and Niger Republic yesterday, agreed to, as a matter of urgent importance, source for funds and technical support for the accelerated implementation of an integrated ecosystem management (IEM) to sustain trans-boundary environmental projects in boundary ... more

Newspaper Editor 'Caught in the Act' of Libel, Held for Past Five Days
allAfrica.com - Friday, November 07, 2008
eporters Without Borders calls for the release of Zakari Alzouma, the editor the independent weekly Opinions, who has been detained since 30 October in Niamey as a result of a libel complaint by the interior minister and whose case will not be heard for another ... more

First Gautrain Rail Car Assembled in Nigel
allAfrica.com - Friday, October 17, 2008
modern white carriage with gold and blue stripes fitted with windows, side panels, floors and doors is what the first locally manufactured rail car for the Guatrain looks ... more

Are Cereal Banks Best Option to Fight Hunger?
allAfrica.com - Thursday, October 16, 2008
ereal banks - small warehouses used to buy, store and sell grains - have long helped Sahelian communities access affordable food year-round. But these community-run banks often run out of money. Borrowers default; bank managers price-gouge or simply steal money, leaving villages as hungry as before. But supporters say even... more

Desert Smuggling Profits Climb
allAfrica.com - Thursday, October 16, 2008
espite recently reinforced border security agreements between Mali and Algeria and between Libya and Niger, Nigerien ethnic Tuareg smugglers told IRIN their desert convoys through the Air Mountains are as profitable as ... more

NIGER: Desert smuggling profits climb
IRIN - Wednesday, October 15, 2008
GADEZ Wednesday, October 15, 2008 (IRIN) - Despite recently reinforced border security agreements between Mali and Algeria and between Libya and Niger, Nigerien ethnic Tuareg smugglers told IRIN their desert convoys through the Air Mountains are as profitable as ever. They smuggle West African migrants to North Africa, where some... more

Journalist Moussa Kaka Freed
allAfrica.com - Thursday, October 09, 2008
FEX members hailed the provisional release of Moussa Kaka, a local reporter for Radio France International (RFI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), who has been freed after spending more than a year in jail on charges of collaborating with rebels in northern ... more


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CPJ Welcomes Release of Moussa Kaka
allAfrica.com - Wednesday, October 08, 2008
he Committee to Protect Jounalists welcomes today’s provisional release of veteran Nigerien journalist Moussa Kaka after more than a year behind bars on anti-state ... more

Court Orders Journalist's Provisional Release After More Than a Year in Detention
allAfrica.com - Tuesday, October 07, 2008
eporters Without Borders hails the order for the provisional release of journalist Moussa Kaka that was issued by a Niamey appeal court today. The director of privately-owned Radio Saraounia and Niger correspondent of Radio France Internationale and Reporters Without Borders, Kaka has spent the past 384 days in ... more

Foreign leaders congratulate China on successful space mission
Topix - Tuesday, October 07, 2008
p>Some foreign leaders have recently extended their warm congratulation to China over the successful mission of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft. ... more

Niger Defiant, Cranes Boosted
allAfrica.com - Monday, October 06, 2008
HE Uganda Cranes can draw some encouragement from Niger's decision to send a full team to Angola but that is just one part of the ... more

Doctors Without Borders Still Blocked in Maradi Despite New Memorandum of Understanding
allAfrica.com - Wednesday, October 01, 2008
en weeks after Doctors Without Boders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) authorization to treat malnutrition in the Maradi region was suspended, the French section of MSF is no longer providing any medical-nutritional treatment on site there. A new memorandum of understanding was drafted between the Ministry of Public Health and MSF, but... more

Nigerien rebel group denies departure of top commander
Global Voices Online - Monday, September 29, 2008
p>On its blog, Nigerien insurgent group Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice [Fr] denied the reported departure of Commander Kindo Zado, one if the movement's vice presidents, a former Nigerien army officer who defected to MNJ last year . ... more

Fighting Hunger One Tree at a Time
allAfrica.com - Friday, September 26, 2008
or 17 years, the Sweden-based non-profit Eden Foundation has been working with hundreds of farmers in one of Niger's most arid zones to disprove the reigning logic that the desert is a tough place to nurture plant- and human- life through its research and free seed ... more

Prosecution Seeks Change of Charge Against Detained Journalist Moussa Kaka
allAfrica.com - Monday, September 22, 2008
n 16 September 2008, the Director of Public Prosecution at the Niamey Appeals Court requested that the charge of "complicity in undermining the authority of the state", for which Moussa Kaka, has been detained for a year be substituted with "acts likely to undermine the security of the ... more

Court Defers Decision On Fate of Imprisoned Journalist Moussa Kaka
allAfrica.com - Tuesday, September 16, 2008
eporters Without Borders called on Niger's judicial authorities to uphold an investigating judge's decision to drop all charges against imprisoned journalist Moussa Kaka after a Niamey court began today to hear the department of public prosecution's appeal against the decision, and then adjourned until 7 October for further ... more

Hajj commission, air carriers sign MoU
Topix - Monday, September 15, 2008
p>The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with air carriers involved in this year's Hajj exercise. ... more

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