Thursday 25 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-25

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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...

AFP - 10/23/16

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

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AFP - 10/17/16

Armed forces in Niger repelled a pre-dawn attack Monday on a top security prison where "terrorists" are being held, the interior minister said.

The attack,...

AFP - 10/16/16

Niger has launched an army operation to hunt down a kidnapped American aid worker, the west African country's interior minister said Saturday.

The aid worker...

AFP - 10/15/16

An American NGO worker was kidnapped Friday night in the Niger town of Abalak, northeast of the capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, a...

AFP - 10/11/16

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday announced a 27-million-euro aid package for Niger, her second stop in a three-nation Africa tour aimed at fighting terrorism...

AFP - 10/8/16

Twenty-two soldiers have been killed in an attack blamed on jihadists against a camp in Niger sheltering almost 4,000 Malian refugees, security officials said on...

AFP - 10/6/16

Niger's opposition on Wednesday accused the government of trying to "indefinitely postpone" local elections in the West African country after it delayed them for a...

AFP - 10/5/16

Germany will build a military base in Niger to support the UN mission fighting jihadists in neighbouring Mali, Berlin's ambassador to Niamey said Wednesday.

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AFP - 10/2/16

Niger's army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation's southeast....

Xinhua - 9/29/16

NIAMEY, (Xinhua) -- Le gouvernement nigérien réuni en conseil mercredi à Niamey a décidé de la prorogation de l'état d'urgence dans la région de Diffa (extrême sud-...

AFP - 9/20/16

Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, is shelling out more than 4.5 million euros every month for "non-existent" teachers, the state anti-corruption agency...

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