French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Tuesday vowed to do all he can to free the seven hostages seized by Al Qaeda in Niger last week.
Al-Qaeda’s North African branch has confirmed it kidnapped seven foreigners in Niger last week.
Five of the hostages are French, the other two from
French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger.
Five french nationals were seized this
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Niger in support of the military coup that overthrew the president on Thursday.
The rally in the
Niger’s new leadership is said to be led by little- known platoon commander Salou Djibo.
Self-named the Supreme Council for the Restoration of
It appears to be business as usual in Niger, a day after the country’s president was ousted in a military coup.
Markets, banks and schools remained
The military leadership of a coup in Niger say they have suspended the country’s constitution and dissolved all state powers.
The President of Niger Mamadou Tandja has been detained by troops in a military coup.
At least three soldiers have been killed during an attack on
A coup attempt is said to be underway in Niger after automatic weapons fire was reported coming from the presidential palace in the capital