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The story of Niger, or how not to have an oil boom while your people starve

There can't be many countries who face famine as their GDP rises by 14%. Yet that is the situation in the West African state of Niger, where the World Food Program, the International Red Cross, Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies launched appeals this week to help some 400,000 people now at risk from severe malnutrition. At the same…

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Added by Johnny West on March 29, 2012 at 16:30 — 4 Comments

Niger president seeks more value from uranium price - Reuters

Niger, a major supplier of uranium to the French nuclear sector, wants a better price for its supplies, President Mahamadou Issoufou told state TV.

Issoufou, who came to power after March elections that ended just over a year of military rule, said the poor desert state was determined to make the most of its resources.

"I am absolutely determined that our resources under the ground support the economic and social development of Niger," he said in Saturday's address, which…

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Added by GOXI on July 21, 2011 at 4:27 — No Comments

EITI board decides EITI status of eight countries

In recognition of their progress in implementing the EITI, the EITI Board has concluded that Kazakhstan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Peru are Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”.…

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Added by GOXI on December 27, 2010 at 20:18 — No Comments

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