Wednesday 28 June 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-06-28

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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

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

"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

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...

AFP - 6/14/17

With tens of thousands of migrants flooding into the desert city of Agadez en route to Europe, Africa's smuggling capital enjoyed a surge in business which boosted...

AFP - 6/13/17

As Africa's smuggling capital, a dusty city in central Niger has found its local football team boosted by an unexpected influx of new players: migrants in limbo...

AFP - 6/2/17

At least 44 Libya-bound migrants, including women and babies, died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the scorching Sahara desert of northern Niger, local...

AFP - 6/2/17

Six members of the Niger security forces were killed when heavily-armed attackers ambushed a military position near the border with Mali, a security source told AFP...

AFP - 5/18/17

At least 179 people, almost half of them children, have died of meningitis since January in Niger, where some 3,000 suspected cases have been reported, the United...

AFP - 5/4/17

Arriving on motorcycles and donkeys, in cars, or even on foot, hundreds of people have flocked to a site in southern Niger hoping to strike gold.

The news...

AFP - 4/27/17

Bad water and hygiene have led to an epidemic of hepatitis E that has killed 25 people over several months in a refugee camp in Diffa, a region in southeast Niger,...

AFP - 4/18/17

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou held talks with student leaders Saturday in a bid to defuse the country's university crisis after a violent protest left one...

AFP - 4/11/17

Niger troops have killed 57 Boko Haram jihadists during fighting in the southeast Niger, a security source told AFP Monday.

Ten soldiers were slightly injured...

AFP - 4/3/17

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said Saturday that he would not amend the constitution to allow him to seek a third term after his second and final mandate ends...

AFP - 3/12/17

More than half of schoolchildren have quit class in some parts of Niger due to drought which is forcing entire families of farmers to move to seek better pastures,...

AFP - 3/11/17

Niger has begun the trials behind closed doors of about 1,000 suspected fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist movement, officials said Friday.

Chief prosecutor...

Xinhua - 3/11/17

NIAMEY, (Xinhua) -- Les autorités nigériennes viennent de lancer une vaste campagne de vaccination gratuite du cheptel sur tout le territoire national, apprend-on...

AFP - 3/5/17

Thousands of people marched in Niger's capital of Niamey on Saturday against the government of President Mahamadou Issoufou, calling for improved living conditions...

AFP - 2/27/17

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said....

AFP - 2/24/17

Fifteen soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in a attack by "terrorist elements" in western Niger, authorities said Thursday.

"A Niger army patrol was attacked...

AFP - 11/2/16

At least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded in clashes in Niger between cattle herders and farmers, officials said, adding that women and children were among...

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