Friday 15 December 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-12-15

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AFP - 12/7/17

Niger has flown home more than 500 of its citizens from Libya as part of an urgent repatriation plan which will see up to 4,000 people evacuated, the foreign ministry...

AFP - 11/7/17

The maiden mission of a counterterrorism force that aims to tackle jihadist groups in the troubled Sahel experienced "logistical problems" but they are not "...

AFP - 11/6/17

Niger will allow US forces stationed in the country to arm the drones being used to track jihadists, having previously allowed their use only for surveillance, the...

AFP - 11/4/17

The West African state of Niger has ordered the closure of 14 privately-run health establishments after inspectors uncovered "alarming" failings, Health Minister Idi...

AFP - 10/30/17

Twenty-three police were hurt and a police station was set on fire in demonstrations against financial reforms late Sunday in the Niger capital of Niamey, the...

AFP - 10/30/17

Angry protesters and police clashed in Niger's capital Niamey on Sunday as a demonstration against financial reforms in the West African nation turned violent.

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AFP - 10/25/17

The 15-nation West African bloc ECOWAS told regional leaders Tuesday that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

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AFP - 10/22/17

Thirteen paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger's restive southwest, just weeks after a deadly ambush on a joint US-Niger patrol.

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AFP - 10/22/17

Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger's restive southwest, just weeks after a deadly ambush on a joint US-Niger patrol.

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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.

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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...

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