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Eight including French citizens killed by gunmen in Niger

NIGER: Eight people, including six employees of a French aid group, were killed by gunmen in an area of Niger that is home to the last West African giraffes, officials said. The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and opened fire, happened at Tillabéri region, a town about 65km (40 miles) from ...

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70 soldiers killed in attack on Nigerian military camp

NIAMEY: Suspected militants attacked a military camp in western Niger, killing at least 70 soldiers, authorities said, according to local media. The overnight attack took place in the village of Inates near the border with Mali, where fighters linked to Islamic State have long been active. “It was a position ...

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African nations launch ”historic” free trade deal

NIGER: African nations officially launched a landmark trade agreement at the African Union summit in Niger on Sunday, with the long sought-after agreement hailed as a historic step towards “peace and prosperity” across the continent. After 17 years of tough negotiations, the AU launched the “operational phase” of the African ...

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100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria

LOKOJA: Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country’s main relief agency said. Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their ...

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Niger floods leave tens of thousands homeless as rebuilding lags

NIAMEY: Ankle-deep in mud, Mahamane Soumana hesitatingly throws a net in his home’s flooded yard in Banga Bana district, in Niger’s capital. “I’m a rice farmer, not a fisherman,” he sighs, tugging at the net. “But my field has been completely flooded for the past two months. So I fish ...

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