Find The Africa Channel

Enter your zip code or select a country to see if The Africa Channel is available in your area.


Niger: ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Riots Leave 10 Dead

AFP | News 24   in 
January 19, 2015

Niamey – Police in Niger on Sunday fired tear gas and arrested dozens at a banned opposition protest, a day after deadly riots over a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Around 300 demonstrators gathered in the centre of the capital Niamey for a long-planned march on parliament, defying a ban on demonstrations announced on Saturday.

The protesters responded to the tear gas by throwing stones at the police and burning tyres but later dispersed peacefully, an AFP correspondent reported.


Related Posts