Niger bans travel without armed escort in north

Authorities in Niger’s remote desert north have banned travel between towns without a military escort following a rise in attacks by nomadic rebels, army sources in the West African country said on Monday. Northern Niger, where foreign companies are mining uranium and exploring for oil, has seen an upsurge in attacks this year by Tuareg rebels who have long complained of neglect by central government, more than 1,000 km (600 miles) away in the capital. Full Story

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