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Niger

Niger, officially named the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, over 80 percent of which is covered by the Sahara desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of just above 15,000,000 is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the nation. The capital city is Niamey. Read More

Articles About Niger

Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing (Representational Image)
Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing

By Reuters

Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants and were continuing the search for eight students still missing. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ELECTIONS, GOODLUCK JONATHAN, NIGERIA, CAMEROON

Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons
Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons

By Reuters

Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, LIBYA, OPEC, LAWYER

Niger Extradites Gaddafi's Son Saadi to Tripoli, Libya Says
Niger Extradites Gaddafi's Son Saadi to Tripoli, Libya Says

By Reuters

Niger has extradited Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi, who just arrived in Tripoli and was brought to a prison, the Libyan government said on Thursday. (Mar 06)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LIBYA, JUDICIARY

Nigeria Islamist raid (Representational Image)
Islamists Kill 47 in Attack in Northeast Nigeria - Police

By Reuters

Gunmen from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group attacked the northeastern town of Bama on Wednesday, opening fire on a school, shooting or burning to death 47 people and trashing the palace of a traditional ruler, officials and witnesses said. (Feb 20)

MORE TOPICS: GOODLUCK JONATHAN, NIGERIA, CAMEROON

Colonel Gaddafi ruled in Libya for 42 years
Niger Extradites Former Gaddafi Intelligence Official to Libya

By Reuters

Niger's government has extradited Abdallah Mansour, a former top Libyan intelligence official under toppled President Muammar Gaddafi, to Libya on suspicion of plotting against the government in Tripoli, military sources said. (Feb 15)

MORE TOPICS: LIBYA

Nigerian Farmer Beheads Toddler in £77 Money Ritual

By IBTimes UK

Danladi Abubakar was hoping to make N20,000 after sacrificing an 11-month-old girl. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RELIGION, NIGERIA

2013 World’s Most Polluted Places Put 200M Lives At Risk - Survey

By IBTimes AU

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. (Nov 07)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, NIGERIA, GHANA

14-Year-Old Migrant: 'I buried my family'

By IBTimes AU

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. (Nov 06)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, ALGERIA

Dupont and Verlon Murders: Amenas Gas Plant Siege Mastermind Mokhtar Belmokhtar Tops Suspects List

By IBTimes UK

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon murders in Mali lead to suspicions of involvement of 'Mr Marlboro' jihadist militia. (Nov 04)

MORE TOPICS: DUPONT, MALI

Hundreds Arrested as Niger Announces Crackdown on Saharan Migrant Routes

By IBTimes UK

Move comes days after 93 found dead on desert migrant route. (Nov 03)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, UNITED NATIONS, LIBYA, ALGERIA