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Areva boss Luc Oursel met Niger's President  Mahamadou Issoufou on Friday
08/03/2014 - Niger - France

'Significant advances' in Niger talks with French nuclear giant Areva

Niger's government and French nuclear giant Areva made "significant advances" in talks on Friday, both sides agreed after Areva boss Luc Oursel met President Mahamadou Issoufou along ...


French weekly magazines review

The weeklies are dominated by the continuing Annus horribilis of President François Hollande, political tensions in Algeria ahead of Presidential elections on Aptil 17, and the changing ...

Niger and Areva continue uranium mining negotiations
22/02/2014 - African news explained

Niger and Areva continue uranium mining negotiations

Civil society groups in Niger are holding a public discussion in the capital Niamey about the country's future contracts with French nuclear energy firm Areva.


African press review 7 February 2014

Nigerian police question a Niger Delta militia leader. Not everybody wants Goodluck Jonathan to serve a second term. SA media accused of being mischief and sensationalist.

Areva's site at Arlit in Niger
06/02/2014 - France - Niger

France admits Niger bid to up uranium levy legitimate

France has admitted that Niger's demand for more revenue from uranium mining on its soil is legitimate.

Niger calls for international intervention in Libya
06/02/2014 - African news explained

Niger calls for international intervention in Libya

Niger is calling for Western intervention to eradicate a growing threat from radical Islamist fighters in Libya.


African press review 03 January 2014

Oil theft in the Niger Delta, 'segregation ' in Islam and a plan to outlaw big handbags in Kenya are all topics in today's African papers.

François Hollande withthe presidents of Comoros, Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire
06/12/2013 - France - Africa summit

France strives to keep African influence at Paris summit

"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President François Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday.

Areva should pay tax on Niger uranium, NGOs
22/11/2013 - African news explained

Areva should pay tax on Niger uranium, NGOs

A report by NGOs Oxfam and Publish What You Pay calls on the French government and mining firm Areva to commit to paying taxes on its uranium mining concerns in Niger.

French President François Hollande with former hostages Marc Feret, Pierre Legrand and Daniel Larribe, Thierry Dol (L-R)
31/10/2013 - France - Niger - Mali

Far right's Le Pen 'troubled' by Al-Qaida hostages' return to France

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday declared herself "troubled" by TV footage of four hostages who returned to France on Wednesday after three years as prisoners of Al-Qaida.