Issoufou sticks to guns on Imouraren
The deal signed by the government of Niger and Areva in Niamey on May 26 calls for the establishment of a joint strategic committee to decide when the Imouraren unranium mine goes into production.
With two years to go before the next presidential election, the showdown between Mahamadou Issoufou, who seeks re-election, and his former ally and now staunch enemy Hama Amadou has finally begun. Issoufou accuses Amadou of wanting to create conditions conducive
Laurent Fabius and Pierre Moscovici, the two "super-ministers" in Jean-Marc Ayrault's government, were quick to grasp the importance of the Africa in the present economic crisis. Shortly after their appointment both mobilised their ministries in the interests of French business,