The limited reporting is because there's no story here.
I'd be very interested to know what the Strategerist's opinion is of why Ambassador Zawahi, Iraq's representative on nuclear issues (VERY passionate arguing for Iraq's nuclear armament at the 1995 NPT Conference), went to Niger on what the IAEA called a trade mission?
Looking at Niger's only significant exports, was Zawahi looking for:
I wonder why the Strategerist believes it was probably A, B, or C?
..or why would the IAEA lie about this?
The IAEA was concerned enough that they investigated and interviewed Zawahi about the trip, though at the insistence of the Iraqi government, the interview was monitored by Saddam's agents.