Latest Tuareg Rebellion Stories

2006-08-26 17:36:36

By Abdoulaye Massalatchi NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger said on Saturday two Italian tourists kidnapped by a former Saharan rebel group had been moved out of the country by their captors to a neighboring state but gave no further details.

2006-08-26 16:22:43

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Two Italian tourists kidnapped in Niger by a former Saharan rebel group have been moved out of the West African country by their hostage takers, the government in Niamey said on Saturday without giving further details.

2006-08-25 15:27:26

By Nick Tattersall DAKAR (Reuters) - A little known Saharan rebel group threatened to kill two Italian tourists it kidnapped this week in southeastern Niger if the army attacked to release them, French radio reported on Friday.

2006-08-22 12:16:48

ROME (Reuters) - Two Italian tourists are still being held by bandits in Niger, after most of their tour group was released, the Italian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. "Two people, both Italians, are being held," the ministry said in a statement.

2005-07-31 09:01:05

By Matthew Green TAHOUA, Niger (Reuters) - The United Nations has more than doubled the number of people it plans to feed in Niger over the past few days as dwindling food supplies in villages bring people closer to the brink of starvation. The U.N.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.