Nigerians Bid to Sue Shell in U.K. Over Oil-Spill Pollution

Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, and depends on crude for about half of government revenue and 90% of export earnings. However, thousands of spills over decades have destroyed the livelihoods of fishing and farming communities in the southeast of the country, including more than 40,000 people from the Bille and Ogale communities who are … Read more Nigerians Bid to Sue Shell in U.K. Over Oil-Spill Pollution

Nigerians take Shell oil case to UK’s top court

Communities from the Niger Delta took their case against oil major Shell to Britain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, hoping to overturn a decision that stopped them from seeking justice in the UK over oil spills they say polluted their land. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around … Read more Nigerians take Shell oil case to UK’s top court

Sahel crisis: UN expected to announce urgent appeal

The United Nations refugee agency is appealing for more than C to cope with a wave of displaced people who have fled violence in the Sahel region. Armed groups with bases in Mali have spread their attacks into Niger and Burkina Faso. At least 4,000 people were killed in the three countries last year. Al … Read more Sahel crisis: UN expected to announce urgent appeal

Africa’s Sahel region becomes latest battleground for jihadist groups

The Sahel region of Africa, which includes Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, is an area greatly affected by jihadist militants. Many assume that these groups, notably affiliates of al-Qaeda and the so called Islamic State group, cooperate with each other, but a new article published by the Center for Global Policy in Washington, DC, argues that this is no longer the … Read more Africa’s Sahel region becomes latest battleground for jihadist groups

Libya unity government claims full control of Tripoli

In tonight’s edition: A siege of libya’s capital Tripoli has ended according to the UN backed government. A hundred million euros in public money disappears in Niger in an embezzlement scandal linked to arms sales. And Togo’s agricultural sector is hit hard by border restrictions. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Libya unity government claims full control of Tripoli

Is France breaking with its colonial past in Africa? | Inside Story

Eight West African countries will soon be using a new currency. And it may well be that you didn’t even know they had an old one! But for 75 years, the CFA as it would be said in French, has been used as money from Senegal to Niger and most places in between. But now, … Read more Is France breaking with its colonial past in Africa? | Inside Story

Sandstorm sweeps over Niger’s capital

A #sandstorm swept over Niamey, the capital of #Niger, with a large wall of sand engulfing buildings as it rolled over the city on May 4, 2020. Large plumes of reddish #dust appeared to be hundreds of meters high. Sandstorms are common across West Africa during the dry season which usually lasts from January to … Read more Sandstorm sweeps over Niger’s capital

Niger’s ambassador thanks China in fight against COVID-19

In an interview with CGTN, Niger’s ambassador to China thanked Beijing for its assistance to the West African nation. Ambassador Inoussa Moustapha also welcomed the holding this month of China’s top annual political meetings, the Two Sessions, as a sign that China was returning to normal. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Niger’s ambassador thanks China in fight against COVID-19

Huge ‘apocalyptic’ dust cloud sweeps over Niger capital Niamey

A huge sandstorm swept over Niger capital Niamey and was captured in these videos posted on social media. The large plumes of dust appear to be hundreds of metres high as they engulf the city. It lasted a few minutes, bringing a red darkness in mid-afternoon, and caused air traffic to stop temporarily. Sandstorms are … Read more Huge ‘apocalyptic’ dust cloud sweeps over Niger capital Niamey

Sky turns blood red in Niger

The sky of #Niger’s capital #Niamey was a crimson shade on Monday as the result of ‘calima’, a weather phenomenon characterized by the presence of dust, wind and sand from the Sahara desert. No major disruptions were reported by local authorities which had already suspended international flights into and out of Niger until May 23 … Read more Sky turns blood red in Niger

Are US forces essential to war on terror in Africa’s Sahel region?

In the fight against terrorist groups in Africa, US forces provide crucial support to the G5 Sahel group (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) with intelligence, logistics and supplies. But as the terror threat continues to spread in the region, Africa is no longer a priority for the Pentagon, which could well withdraw its troops, … Read more Are US forces essential to war on terror in Africa’s Sahel region?

1.6 billion workers at risk of losing livelihoods & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 April 2020)

LIVE Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: COVID/ILO COVID/Mauritania COVID/South Asia Syria DRC Central African Republic Niger School meals UNCTAD/privacy PRESS BRIEFING BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL The Secretary-General will be with us virtually and hold a press briefing tomorrow, starting at noon. He will discuss the impact of … Read more 1.6 billion workers at risk of losing livelihoods & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 April 2020)

Niger extends curfew in capital by two weeks

Niger is adding two more weeks to the curfew in its capital as it tries to contain COVID-19. The West African country has reported nearly 600 cases and 14 deaths. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: … Read more Niger extends curfew in capital by two weeks

Mali & the COVID-19 Pandemic – Security Council Briefing (7 April 2020)

Briefing by Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) during an open VTC of the Security Council. Addressing the Security Council during the first video teleconference (VTC) open briefing since the Council stopped meeting in person due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Special Representative of … Read more Mali & the COVID-19 Pandemic – Security Council Briefing (7 April 2020)

Exclusive: Niger’s Issoufou echoes warning that coronavirus could kill millions in Africa

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou discussed the Covid-19 pandemic which is spreading across the whole African continent. He called for a “Marshall Plan” from the international community to help African countries face the unprecedented health crisis.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Exclusive: Niger’s Issoufou echoes warning that coronavirus could kill millions in Africa