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Nigeria militants warn of oil war

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 14:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta declare war on the government after clashes at oil facilities.
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Niger cabinet passes smoking ban

Friday, September 12th 2008, 12:03

Niger's government issues a decree enforcing a ban on smoking in public places.
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Doubts over Niger Delta ministry

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria creates a ministry for the Niger Delta but activists are not convinced it will mean peace.
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Explosion at Niger arms handover

Monday, August 25th 2008, 9:52

Landmines set off by accident kill one at a Tuareg rebel arms handover in Niger.
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Niger Tuaregs 'to lay down arms'

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 1:45
related countries: Libya Libya

Tuareg rebels fighting the Niger government say they will lay down their arms.
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Outcry over China-Niger oil deal

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 23:42
related countries: China China

Unions and civil rights groups in Niger call for an inquiry into a recent multi-billion dollar oil deal between China and Niger.
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Seized Nigeria oil workers freed

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 20:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Eight foreign oil workers are freed in Nigeria, hours after being kidnapped in a raid by militants in the Niger Delta.
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Niger suspends 'rebel' aid group

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 22:52
related countries: France France

Niger orders medical charity MSF to stop work because of suspected rebel links.
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Nigerian activists reject UK plan

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 14:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Activists in the Niger Delta reject a UK plan to provide military training to deal with "blood oil".
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Thousands flee Nigerian militants

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 16:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Bonny

Thousands of people have fled the Niger Delta town of Bonny after militants threaten to "behead" residents.
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Niger signs power deal with China

Monday, July 7th 2008, 12:24
related countries: China China

China agrees to send electrical power units to help improve Niger's power supplies.
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At least 17 dead in Niger clashes

Friday, June 27th 2008, 22:54

Clashes between the Niger army and members of a Tuareg-led rebel group leave at least 17 people dead, reports say.
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Police arrest former PM in Niger

Friday, June 27th 2008, 13:35

Police in Niger arrest former Prime Minister Hama Amadou, who is accused of embezzling state funds.
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French hostages released in Niger

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 23:15
related countries: France France

Tuareg-led rebels free four French workers they had kidnapped from a uranium mine in northern Niger.
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French workers kidnapped in Niger

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 9:03
related countries: France France

Tuareg-led rebels abduct four French workers from a uranium mine in northern Niger but say they are not in danger.
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Nigeria sailors die in oil raids

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 12:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A second Nigerian sailor is killed in as many days in an attack by oil militants in the Niger Delta.
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Libya sends relief load to Niger

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 9:39

Libya sends 30 tons of aid to Niger, one of several African countries struggling to cope with rising food prices.
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Pipeline blown up in Niger Delta

Monday, May 26th 2008, 11:37
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's military confirms an attack on a Shell pipeline, but denies a militant claim that it lost 11 soldiers in the raid.
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Attack on Shell plant in Nigeria

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 22:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Militants blow up a Shell-owned oil flow station in the Niger Delta, the fifth such attack in recent weeks.
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