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2009-01-19 09:15:00

As part of ESA’s TIGER initiative, satellite data are being used to identify underground water resources in the drought-prone country.

2008-06-19 06:00:15

By Anonymous Environment West African leaders, meeting at a summit convened in the Nigerien capital Niamey, have endorsed a 20-year rescue plan to save the Niger River.

2006-04-04 16:46:26

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger said on Tuesday it would deny accreditation to foreign journalists who reported alleged food shortages in the central African state after criticising three BBC journalists for their "negative" coverage.

2006-02-13 08:10:00

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger, where nearly one in three people went hungry last year after drought and locusts hit rural areas, launched a programme on Saturday to help 15,200 acutely malnourished children in the capital Niamey. The programme, supported by U.N.

2006-02-11 14:50:00

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger, where nearly one in three people went hungry last year after drought and locusts hit rural areas, launched a program on Saturday to help 15,200 acutely malnourished children in the capital Niamey.

2005-12-03 08:57:45

NIAMEY (Reuters) - A court in Niger has jailed a local journalist for two months for publishing a report which suggested the country's state treasurer could face charges of embezzlement.

2005-08-03 09:17:09

By Finbarr O'Reilly YAMA, Niger (Reuters) - Emergency operations to feed 2.5 million people in Niger reached some of their first beneficiaries on Wednesday, but there was only enough for some of the hundreds of women and children who came in search of help.

2005-07-30 15:17:49

By Matthew Green KALFOU, Niger (Reuters) - France blamed a food crisis gripping its former colony Niger on a late response by the entire international community on Saturday, saying it was not the only country responsible for aiding the world's poor.

2005-07-22 07:55:16

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - On a continent where a man's worth is often measured by his cattle, rivalry for the beasts and the degraded land they graze on is sparking lethal conflicts across Africa.

2005-07-20 17:04:04

By Matthew Green DAKAR (Reuters) - The costs of saving millions of people starving in Niger are rocketing because rich nations ignored calls for early intervention to avert the ravages of last year's drought, relief workers said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.