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Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops

Scientists laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops.

Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops
Fugitive Kadhafi playboy son handed back to Libya
Fugitive Kadhafi playboy son handed back to Libya

A son of late dictator Moamer Kadhafi was extradited Thursday from Niger to Libya, where he is accused of murder and repression during the 2011 uprising that ended his father's rule.

Fugitive Kadhafi playboy son handed back to Libya
Ban pleads for women's rights to curb Sahel fertility
Ban pleads for women's rights to curb Sahel fertility

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pleaded Wednesday in Niger, the country with the world's highest fertility rate, for better reproductive health to curb the Sahel region's runaway demographic growth.

Ban pleads for women's rights to curb Sahel fertility
Chinese bank lends Niger $1 billion: minister
Chinese bank lends Niger $1 billion: minister

Niger has accepted a controversial $1 billion loan from the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) to finance development projects.

Chinese bank lends Niger $1 billion: minister
Niger leads pack making progress on child mortality: NGO
Niger leads pack making progress on child mortality: NGO

Niger has made the most progress worldwide on reducing child mortality since 1990..

Niger leads pack making progress on child mortality: NGO
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Niger to 'review' Areva uranium contracts

Niger, one of the world's top sources of uranium, will review its dealings with French firm Areva, which has been mining there for nearly 50 years.

Niger to 'review' Areva uranium contracts
Dutch court rules in Nigerian farmers' suit against Shell
Dutch court rules in Nigerian farmers' suit against Shell

A Dutch court will decide on Wednesday whether Shell should clean up oil damage that destroyed a group of Nigerian farmers' land, a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility.

Dutch court rules in Nigerian farmers' suit against Shell

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