More Than 40 Migrants ‘Die of Thirst’ in Niger

[Al Jazeera] Babies and women were among the 44 migrants found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said on Thursday.

[Al Jazeera] Babies and women were among the 44 migrants found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Dozens of Migrants Die in Desert After Breakdown

[Deutsche Welle] Forty-four migrants from Ghana and Nigeria have died of thirst in Niger after their truck broke down en route to Libya. The Red Cross says three children and three babies were among the victims.

[Deutsche Welle] Forty-four migrants from Ghana and Nigeria have died of thirst in Niger after their truck broke down en route to Libya. The Red Cross says three children and three babies were among the victims.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Famine Looms in Former Boko Haram Stronghold

[VOA] The United Nations is warning that more than 1.4 million people in northeastern Nigeria could face famine by September because of a severe funding shortage. To date, only 28 percent of the U.N. appeal for more than $1 billion to provide humanitar…

[VOA] The United Nations is warning that more than 1.4 million people in northeastern Nigeria could face famine by September because of a severe funding shortage. To date, only 28 percent of the U.N. appeal for more than $1 billion to provide humanitarian aid for nearly seven million people has been received.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Buhari Misses Cabinet Meeting Amid Health Fears

[Al Jazeera] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari failed to arrive for a weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, his third consecutive absence, amid concerns his health may be worse than officials are publicly saying.

[Al Jazeera] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari failed to arrive for a weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, his third consecutive absence, amid concerns his health may be worse than officials are publicly saying.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Energy Firm Renews Resolve to Eliminate Malaria

[CAJ News] Lagos -EXXON Mobil, the international oil and gas company, has renewed its support for local and global organisations working to end malaria around the world. The company works with partners across Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, …

[CAJ News] Lagos -EXXON Mobil, the international oil and gas company, has renewed its support for local and global organisations working to end malaria around the world. The company works with partners across Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania to raise awareness and advocate for solutions to fight the disease. Planned activities and public events include voluntary testing and counseling sessions, mosquito net distribution, community clean-up campaigns, school engagements, and p

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Defense Minister Meets Nigerian Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -Defense Minister, General, Awad Mohammed Ahmed Ibn-Auf received, Monday, at his office, the Nigerian Defense Minister, General, Mansour Mohammed Dan and reviewed with him the defense and security coordination and cooperation between the…

[SNA] Khartoum -Defense Minister, General, Awad Mohammed Ahmed Ibn-Auf received, Monday, at his office, the Nigerian Defense Minister, General, Mansour Mohammed Dan and reviewed with him the defense and security coordination and cooperation between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Victory for Students After Protests

[Deutsche Welle] Students have succeeded in their quest for education reform in Niger’s universities. After a student was killed in ongoing protests, the government replaced its education minister and initiated dialogue with students.

[Deutsche Welle] Students have succeeded in their quest for education reform in Niger's universities. After a student was killed in ongoing protests, the government replaced its education minister and initiated dialogue with students.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Opposition Leader in Court Probe Over Baby Trafficking

[Deutsche Welle] Niger’s opposition leader Hama Amadou, who was forced to run his campaign for the presidency from a prison cell, is being investigated for baby trafficking. Some suspect political intrigue.

[Deutsche Welle] Niger's opposition leader Hama Amadou, who was forced to run his campaign for the presidency from a prison cell, is being investigated for baby trafficking. Some suspect political intrigue.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger