Articles by Niger
Life Expectancy Worldwide Increases by 6 Years
December 22 2014 12:21 PM
A recent in-depth analysis on global health states that life expectancy both for men and women worldwide has increased by about six years since 1990.
‘Do Not Travel Advisory’ Issued On India, Mali, Yemen and Burkina Fasso
September 29 2014 5:43 PM
The Australian government had advised against travel to India, Mali, Yemen and Burkina Fasso
Missing Air Algerie AH5017 Update: Wreckage ‘Found in Mali’; Plane Crashed After ‘Changing Course’ due to ‘Powerful Sandstorm’- Details
July 25 2014 12:58 PM
After the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and crash of MH17, another aviation tragedy has left the world mourning. On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Air Algerie plane went missing few minutes after its take off from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. According to the latest update, wreckage of AH5017 has been found.
2013 World’s Most Polluted Places Put 200M Lives At Risk - Survey
November 07 2013 2:16 PM
Based on a new survey citing the world's most polluted places, the lives of at least 200 million people are at risk. These areas are believed severely hazardous to man's health spanning Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
14-Year-Old Migrant: 'I buried my family'
November 06 2013 1:51 PM
A 14-year-old girl buried family members in the Saharan desert when they died of thirst. Her family, along with over 100 others, was on their way to Algeria.
Areva Inks Agreement to Develop Uranium Mines in Mongolia
October 28 2013 1:39 PM
Areva, the French nuclear energy giant, inked an agreement with Mon-Atom, a state-owned company in Mongolia, to develop to uranium mines in the Gobi desert.
Yemen Files Bill Shunning Child Marriages, 18yo Minimum Legal Age to Marry
September 16 2013 3:06 PM
Yemen will be reviving a bill that would set the minimum legal marrying age in Yemen to 18 years old.
Middle Island Resource Stock up 42% on News of Purchase of Gold Mine in Niger
July 22 2013 8:57 AM
Share prices of Middle Island Resources (ASX: MDI) zoomed 42 per cent on Thursday amid reports that it purchased a gold mine in Niger. Besides its new acquisition, Middle Island has exploration prospects in two other African nations, in Liberia and Burkina Faso.
Shell in Court over Nigeria Spill Case
October 12 2012 5:39 PM
Shell in Court over Nigeria Spill Case
Is Oil Giant Shell Spending Nearly $65 Million on 'Private Army' in Nigeria?
August 22 2012 7:18 AM
Oil giant spent $383m to protect oil installations and staff in Nigeria, reveals London-based oil watchdog Platform.
African Gold Still The Best – Semafo Miner
June 06 2012 12:17 PM
Africa still holds the key to the best gold discoveries among all gold-bearing countries in the world, irrespective of the political upheavals and armed uprising in that region, the chief executive of Montreal-based Semafo Inc. (SMF) said.
A Mother's Day Story: Save the Children Calls on World Leaders to End Preventable Child Death [PHOTOS]
May 11 2012 6:32 PM
Many parts of the world will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13. Meanwhile, in some unfortunate places, mothers continue to struggle just to find food for their children.
Australia Ranked Second Best Country in the World by the U.N.
November 04 2011 12:09 PM
Australia has been pronounced the second best country to live in, next to Norway.
U.N. Names Australia Second-Best Place to Live
November 03 2011 1:43 PM
Australia was named the second-best country in the world to live in based on the United Nations Human Development Index released on Thursday.
Gadhafi's Son is no Mass Murderer, Says Bodyguard
November 01 2011 3:59 PM
The Canada-based Australian bodyguard of Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the third son of former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, has surfaced and belied allegations that his client was a mass murderer.
Australia's Olympic Dam Mine to Trigger Global Price Shifts in Commodities
October 11 2011 1:58 PM
Global prices of copper and uranium are likely to go down in the coming years as is expected from the oversupply that will be boosted by the planned expansion of Australia's Olympic Dam by global mining company BHP Billiton Ltd.
Targeting Gaps in the Food Supply Chain: Going Beyond Agricultural Production to Achieve Food Security
July 21 2011 2:41 PM
Agricultural production is only the first step in moving the world’s food from farm to fork, according to Nourishing the Planet, a project of the Worldwatch Institute.
World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion
July 12 2011 11:24 AM
As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents.
NGM Resources questions Paladin backflip, cites damages on shareholders
September 29 2010 8:28 PM
Mineral explorer NGM Resources Ltd (ASX: NGM) expressed dismay on Wednesday as it reacted on last week’s revelations by Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) of backing out from the two companies’ merger deal that the latter has attributed to the worsening security situation in Niger.
Paladin reveals talks with NGM for possible takeover deal
July 20 2010 7:05 PM
Uranium miner Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) said on Monday that negotiations are underway with NGM Resources Ltd (ASX: NGM) for a possible takeover agreement on the latter’s mining operations in Australia, West Africa and Madagascar.