Saturday 19 August 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-08-19

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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...

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...

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