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Meningitis epidemic kills 45 in Niger

3 years, 6 months ago
NIAMEY: A meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has so far killed 45 people, the health minister told AFP on Saturday.

45 churches torched in Niger capital in blasphemy demos: police

3 years, 8 months ago
NIAMEY: Forty-five churches were torched over the weekend in Niger's capital during deadly protests over the publication of a Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) caricature by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, police said on…

Muslim scholars call for calm in riot-hit Niger

3 years, 8 months ago
NIAMEY: Some 20 Muslim scholars on Saturday called for calm in the Niger capital, where protesters torched seven churches and rampaged through the city to vent anger over French weekly Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Mohammed…

Niger bans Charlie Hebdo over recent blasphemy

3 years, 9 months ago
NIAMEY: Niger Thursday banned distribution of Charlie Hebdo in the mainly Muslim country, with the government "vehemently" condemning the blasphemous cartoon in the latest issue of the French satirical weekly.