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Eritrean refuges flown to Niger from Libya

A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flow from Libyan capital Tripoli to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)...

Niger troops kill 280 plus Boko Haram fighters

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Troops and air strikes killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since the Niger government started an operation against the group last week, the...

Successful Niger joint operation against militants

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French and Nigerien troops killed around 15 Islamist militants in a joint air and ground operation in south west Niger, France's armed forces and...

Girls kidnapped in Niger

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Armed men kidnapped 15 girls overnight in south-eastern Niger, a local mayor said. Boukar Mani Orthe, mayor of Toumour in Niger's Diffa...

Niger well attack leaves eight dead

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Armed men killed eight people in a late night attack on French drilling company Foraco's water well site in south-eastern Niger. "A...

Germany donates vehicles to Niger

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The German government has donated 53 vehicles to Niger's military as part of efforts to enhance the African nation's military capabilities. The 53...

Italian priest kidnapped in Niger

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An Italian priest was kidnapped in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, the second abduction of a European in the...

Stable Libya key to ending migration

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If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger President Mahamadou...

US confirms armed drone deployment in Niger

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US forces started deploying armed drones in Niger earlier this year to attack Islamist militants, the US military said. Niger's government granted American...

ISS: Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Lake Chad countries

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The ongoing terror threat in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon has led the governments of the Lake Chad region to enact numerous...

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