Saturday 21 October 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-10-21

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AFP - 10/19/17

Small farmers in southeastern Niger are rejoicing after authorities lifted a two-year ban on the growing of red peppers, imposed in their fight against jihadists....

AFP - 10/16/17

A small central city in Niger on Sunday called for the "unconditional release" of a longtime US aid worker abducted in 2016, whose fate is unknown a year later.

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AFP - 10/8/17

Niger on Saturday buried soldiers killed in an ambush this week on the Niger-Mali border, which also claimed the lives of US special forces troops in the country to...

AFP - 10/6/17

Three US Green Berets and four Nigerien soldiers were killed in a clash on the Niger-Mali border, where Islamic State fighters have established a presence, officials...

AFP - 10/5/17

An ambush on a joint US-Niger patrol has left several soldiers dead, a security official said Wednesday, as fears increase that a conflict in neighbouring Mali is...

AFP - 9/17/17

Flooding unleashed by three months of torrential rain in Niger has killed at least 54 people and left nearly 200,000 displaced, the UN said Friday.

The UN...

AFP - 9/16/17

"Sai wahala!" -- in Hausa means "there's big trouble" -- exclaims Zara Moustapha, living with more than 12,000 displaced Nigeriens and refugees from Nigeria in the N'...

AFP - 9/15/17

Flooding unleashed by three months of torrential rain in Niger has killed at least 50 people and displaced nearly 120,000, according to fresh UN data out Thursday....

Xinhua - 9/15/17

NIAMEY, (Xinhua) -- Au moins 54 personnes ont été tuées et 185.000 autres sinistrées jusqu'au 13 septembre suite aux pluies diluviennes qui ont frappé le Niger, selon...

AFP - 9/8/17

Niger has launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding sites in the capital in the wake of heavy rains that have lashed the city since June.

Health...

AFP - 8/9/17

Rescue teams have saved a thousand African migrants abandoned by people smugglers in the Niger part of the Sahara desert in recent months, the UN's International...

AFP - 8/4/17

Niger's president has sounded the alarm over his country's world-leading birth rate, labelling the average of over seven children per household a "handicap" to...

AFP - 7/19/17

Twenty-three west African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara, the International...

AFP - 7/13/17

At least 27 hippos have been slaughtered in a touristy zone in western Niger by villagers who blame them for destroying crops and harming livestock, local authorities...

AFP - 7/7/17

Niger authorities rescued 67 West African migrants in Niger's northern desert this week after traffickers left them there without food or water, a humanitarian source...

AFP - 7/4/17

Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped 37 women and slit the throats of nine other people at a village in southeastern Niger, the regional governor said Tuesday.

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AFP - 6/30/17

Some 600 West African migrants heading for Europe have been saved since April from the Niger desert after being abandoned by smugglers, the International Organization...

AFP - 6/27/17

Twenty-four West African migrants were rescued and dozens more feared dead after traffickers deserted them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior...

AFP - 6/15/17

"I'm prepared to die," says Abdullah Ibrahim, a 27-year-old migrant from The Gambia.

"I want to go to Germany, I love Germany since I'm young. I hope my dream...

AFP - 6/15/17

Once an El Dorado for those seeking work and advancement, Libya has turned into the seventh circle of hell for migrants whose experiences range from exploitation...

AFP - 6/15/17

Hunger, fever and fractured limbs are common enough among the tens of thousands of migrants that pass through Africa's smuggling hub of Agadez each year, but many...

AFP - 6/15/17

Around 100 Libya-bound migrants, including women, have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger after being abandoned by their smugglers, a security source told...

AFP - 6/14/17

Extortion, corruption and fear; violence, hunger and sometimes even death: for west African migrants dreaming of reaching Europe, the road to get there can be an...

AFP - 6/14/17

Wild-eyed with matted hair after four days in the searing Sahara sun, Ibrahim Kande climbs out of the pick-up truck he has ridden from Libya back to dusty Agadez in...

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