Libya demanded Niger hand over one of Moammar Gaddafi’s sons who is under house arrest in the neighboring African nation after he warned in a television interview that his homeland was facing a new uprising. Mohammed Hareizi, spokesman for the ruling National Transitional Council, said Saturday that Niger must extradite Al Saadi Gaddafi
Niger has announced that it will grant the fugitive son of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi asylum. Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said Saadi Gadhafi, who fled Libya in August, will be given asylum for humanitarian reasons. Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) wants Saadi Gadhafi to go on trial for crimes he allegedly committed
Agadez, Nige – A convoy of Libyan military vehicles carrying troops loyal to ousted leader Moammar Kadafi arrived late Monday in this desert town in central Niger, one of Libya’s southern neighbors, military sources said.
Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade said he was heading to Niger this weekend to help defuse a political crisis after soldiers staged a coup Thursday in the uranium-rich African nation. Mr. Wade was appointed as mediator in Niger’s political crisis on Tuesday by the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS. The Senegal president said […]
Niger President Mamadou Tandja and his cabinet are being held by soldiers after gun battles in the capital, a government source has told the BBC. Gunfire broke out around the presidential palace at about 1300 (1200 GMT) and continued for 30 minutes, says the BBC’s Idy Baraou in Niamey. BBC