Meet Pan-Africanist Nigerian Filmmaker, Photographer Taye Balogun

[East African] Taye Balogun is a Nigerian-born filmmaker-cum-photographer, activist, pan-Africanist and social campaigner who has been in the film scene for over eight years.

[East African] Taye Balogun is a Nigerian-born filmmaker-cum-photographer, activist, pan-Africanist and social campaigner who has been in the film scene for over eight years.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Attacks in Diffa Leaves Nine Dead

[allAfrica] Three suicide bombers, two women and a man, have blown themselves up in Diffa in south-east of Niger. The region is said to be very busy in the evenings during Ramadan. Reports say the first explosions took place near a mosque, the second n…

[allAfrica] Three suicide bombers, two women and a man, have blown themselves up in Diffa in south-east of Niger. The region is said to be very busy in the evenings during Ramadan. Reports say the first explosions took place near a mosque, the second near a Koranic school and the third not far from a business centre. Reports say nine people have been killed and 38 others wounded.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

New Super Eagles Jersey Hits Record 3 Million Pre-Orders

[This is Africa] Fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria cannot wait to own the famous green and white jersey. There has been a record number of worldwide orders for the jersey. Currently three million Super Eagles jerseys have been pre-ordered from NIKE. …

[This is Africa] Fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria cannot wait to own the famous green and white jersey. There has been a record number of worldwide orders for the jersey. Currently three million Super Eagles jerseys have been pre-ordered from NIKE. The jerseys will be up for sale starting from the 29th of May.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Niger Sends Sudanese Refugees Back to Libya

[IRIN] Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped.

[IRIN] Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Longtime Jihadist Leads Group that Claimed Niger Attack

[VOA] Not much is known about the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, the group that claimed responsibility for killing four U.S. and four Nigerien soldiers in western Niger last October.

[VOA] Not much is known about the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, the group that claimed responsibility for killing four U.S. and four Nigerien soldiers in western Niger last October.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

US Mission Was Overwhelmed by Unprecedented IS Force -Report

[VOA] A U.S. Special Forces mission that resulted in the deaths of four American soldiers and four Nigerien soldiers was plagued by problems up and down the chain of command but was ultimately done in by an unprecedented show of force at the hands of a…

[VOA] A U.S. Special Forces mission that resulted in the deaths of four American soldiers and four Nigerien soldiers was plagued by problems up and down the chain of command but was ultimately done in by an unprecedented show of force at the hands of an Islamic State-linked terror group, an investigation found.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Gondwana City Producer Catherine Guérin Talks About Comedy Feature Welcome to Gondwana

[Balancing Act] London -“Welcome to Gondwana” is the first feature film directed by Mamane, a comedian of Nigerienne descent who has made his way on to RFI radio and performed at the Jamel Comedy Club. The feature film tells the adventures of a team of…

[Balancing Act] London -"Welcome to Gondwana" is the first feature film directed by Mamane, a comedian of Nigerienne descent who has made his way on to RFI radio and performed at the Jamel Comedy Club. The feature film tells the adventures of a team of electoral observers sent to a French-speaking African country, Gondwana, to monitor the organization of a presidential election. Between corruption and abuse of power, these slightly naive delegates discover the beauty of a country and how the wheels of a perverted electoral system

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

CPJ Calls On Niger to Stop Persecuting Journalist Baba Alpha

[CPJ] New York -Nigerien authorities should reverse the expulsion of journalist Baba Alpha and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. After jailing him for a year, authorities on April 3 released Baba Alpha, a journalist wi…

[CPJ] New York -Nigerien authorities should reverse the expulsion of journalist Baba Alpha and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. After jailing him for a year, authorities on April 3 released Baba Alpha, a journalist with the privately owned radio and television news agency Bonferey, and drove him to Labbezanga, a town in northeastern Mali on the border with Niger, the journalist told CPJ.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

‘I Am Not Afraid of Dying, As Long As I Can Die in My Sleep’ – a Poignant Confession By Migrant Stranded in Agadez, Niger

[IFRC] It’s only 11 o’clock in the morning and Moussa Koulibaly is already sipping his sixth cup of Senegalese attaya-tea mixed with sugar and mint.

[IFRC] It's only 11 o'clock in the morning and Moussa Koulibaly is already sipping his sixth cup of Senegalese attaya-tea mixed with sugar and mint.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger