Scientists laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops.
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.
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.
Niger has accepted a controversial $1 billion loan from the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) to finance development projects.
Niger has made the most progress worldwide on reducing child mortality since 1990..
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.
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.