Bitterness is written all over Boureïma Hamado’s face as he prepares to return home after selling his onion crop at the Katako market in the Nigerien capital, Niamey. He’s taken a big loss on the harvest.
The Red Cross on Tuesday called for emergency funds to “help avert a major humanitarian crisis” in the west African nations of Niger and Mali.
After an international symposium on nutrition and food security in Rome last week, Concern Worldwide warned that large areas of Africa’s Sahel region could slide into a full-scale emergency if the global community does not act now to prevent food shortages and malnutrition.
NIGER’S President Mahamadou Issoufou said he would stand by his country’s decision to offer amnesty to Saadi, one of the late Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, saying he is entitled to stay in his nation like other “Libyan refugees.”
Niger’s national soccer team received a hero’s welcome when they returned from Egypt on Sunday after qualifying for the first time ever in the African Cup of Nations.
(Reuters) – Niger’s foreign minister said on Thursday that France should not interfere in its relations with Libya, after Paris said Libya’s new government had sought help for the return of Gaddafi loyalists.
Niger moved within one victory of a first Africa Cup of Nations appearance after defeating South Africa Sunday while Uganda lost in Angola to squander a chance of qualifying.
The agencies are calling for assistance to pastoralists to help them replenish their livestock, help with restoring cereal banks and reconstituting the national grain stock, as well as continued support of feeding centres for malnourished people.