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Niger adds to budget to tackle Tuareg rebel threat

Niger’s parliament has approved more than $60 million in extra budget funds to help the government confront attacks by Tuareg rebels in the desert north which are threatening uranium mining and oil exploration. “Today security, along with other sectors, is one of the government’s priorities,” Minister for Institutional Relations Salifou Madou Kelzou said after the assembly passed the 30 billion CFA francs of additional 2007 financing late on Tuesday. Full Story

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