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  1. Cholera kills 13 in Niger: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | The Peninsula

    Niamey: An outbreak of cholera has killed 13 people in Niger's southern Maradi region, which is home to the country's economic capital, officials and the UN said on Saturday. Nearly 1,000 people, most of them children, have been affected by the outbreak which was first detected just over a month ago, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid said.

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  2. Sudan holds ministerial meeting with neighbours on border securityRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 9 | Malaysian National News Agency

    The 3rd Ministerial Meeting on Border Co-operation in security and monitoring between Sudan, Libya, Niger and Chad was held here Thursday. Sudanese Foreign Minister Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said at the opening session that the firm joint historical and cultural ties among the participating countries made it necessary for joint work and co-operation among them in the security, economic and social fields so as to guarantee security and stability in the countries.

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  3. .com | Niger floods leave 22 dead and thousands homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | News24

    Twenty-two people are dead and thousands have been left homeless in Niger after torrential rains caused heavy flooding, authorities said. "As of August 6, 49 845 people have been affected... and unfortunately we have recorded 22 deaths," Niger's minister for humanitarian action, Laouan Magadji, told public television late on Wednesday.

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  4. Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger border committee to meet in KhartoumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | Sudan Tribune

    The 3rd ministerial meeting to strengthen the security of the joint border among Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger would be held in Khartoum on Wednesday. The two-day meeting would be held with the participation of foreign, defence and interior ministries as well as intelligence services of the four countries.

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  5. Sport24.co.za | Little-known Weir named Nigeria coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | News24

    Nigeria Rugby has announced the appointment of South African Bronson Weir as head coach of the senior men's national team, the Black Stallions. The news was announced at a press conference chaired by the rugby body's president, Kelechukwu Mbagwu, following the re-admittance of Nigeria into the international scene by Rugby Africa.

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  6. South African Bronson Weir unveiled as Nigeria's Rugby coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | Vanguard

    The Nigeria Rugby has announced the appointment of South African Bronson Weir as head coach of the senior Men's Rugby National Team, the Black Stallions. This was announced on Thursday at a world press conference chaired by the rugby body's president, Kelechukwu Mbagwu, following the re-admittance of Nigeria into the international scene by Rugby Africa.

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  7. Empire in Decline, Really? The American War Machine Continues to GrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | OpEdNews

    ... States' military's African Command (Africom) admitted that it was flying armed drones out of a U.S. base in Niamey, Niger's capital. Africom's spokesperson Samantha Reho said that the government of Niger gave the U.S. permission to do so in November ...

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  8. US military tightens troop security in Africa after ambush in NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | Christian Science Monitor

    After last year's ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers and four Niger counterparts, the US military is working to better protect troops on the ground. The military's presence in Africa is mainly to aid local partner forces, but extremist threats to soldiers remain.

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  9. .com | US military in Africa says changes made to protect troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | News24

    The US military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armoured vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the US Africa Command says. General Thomas Waldhauser told reporters on Monday the US also has cut the response time needed for medical evacuations - the result of a broad review in the wake of last year's ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers and four of their Niger counterparts.

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  10. U.S. military boosts troop security after deadly Niger ambushRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | CBS News

    A U.S. army instructor walks next to Malian soldiers on April 12, 2018 during an anti-terrorism exercise at the Kamboinse - General Bila Zagre military camp near Ouagadougo in Burkina Faso. DAKAR, Senegal -- The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command says.

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  11. US military in Africa says changes made to protect troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Thomas D. Waldhauser, left, commander of U.S. Africa Command, is joined by U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo S. Mushingi, right, on a tour of a cooperative security location Camp Cisse where the U.S. maintains a small ... . Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, front left, commander of U.S. Africa Command, is joined by U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo S. Mushingi, second from right, on a tour of a cooperative security location Camp Cisse where the U.S. ... .

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  12. News US military in Africa says changes made to protect troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser told reporters the U.S. also has cut the response time needed for medical evacuations - the result of a broad review in the wake of last year's ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four of their Niger counterparts.

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  13. US confirms deployment of armed drones in NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Al Jazeera

    The West African country's government granted American forces permission in November 2017 to arm their drones - but neither side had previously confirmed their deployment. "In coordination with the Government of Niger, US Africa Command has armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft already in Niger to improve our combined ability to respond to threats and other security issues in the region.

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  14. U.S. military confirms it has armed drones in NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Washington Times

    Months after an extremist attack killed four U.S. soldiers, the American military began arming drones in Niger in the latest example of how the use of lethal unmanned aircraft continues to extend across Africa and the Middle East. In a statement to The Associated Press, military officials confirmed they've had armed-drone capability in the West African nation since early this year.

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  15. .com | US confirms drones in Niger have striking capabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | News24

    The United States started arming drones in the West African nation of Niger earlier this year, according to the US Africa Command. "In coordination with the Government of Niger, US Africa Command has armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft already in Niger to improve our combined ability to respond to threats and other security issues in the region.

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  16. The World in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | NWAonline

    Iraq's prime minister on Sunday suspended the country's electricity minister over a power crisis amid mushrooming protests in the country's Shiite heartland. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the announcement on his Twitter account, saying the suspension of Qassim al-Fahdawi, the electricity minister, would last until an investigation is concluded.

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  17. US confirms drones in Niger have striking capabilitiesRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 29 | Valley Morning Star

    The United States started arming drones in the West African nation of Niger earlier this year, according to the U.S. Africa Command.

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  18. Niger: Release of activists must signal end to repression of dissenting voicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 25 | Amnesty International

    Commenting on the news that five Nigerien activists detained on trumped-up charges are set to be released after they were given a three-month suspended prison sentence, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International's West and Central Africa Deputy Regional Director said: It is encouraging that Ali Idrissa Nani, Nouhou Arzika, Moussa Tchangari, Ousseini Maina and Mamoudou Seyni will be released and finally reunited with their loved ones, but they should have never been arrested in the first place. "It is encouraging that Ali Idrissa Nani, Nouhou Arzika, Moussa Tchangari, Ousseini Maina and Mamoudou Seyni will be released and finally reunited with their loved ones, but they should have never been arrested in the first place.

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  19. Ghana drawn in Group a of 2017 Wafu B U-17 tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 23 | GhanaWeb

    Ghana are in Group A alongside hosts Niger and Togo in the upcoming WAFU Zone B U17 tournament. The tournament which is set to begin from September 2nd to 15th will be played in the Nigerien capital Niamey.

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  20. Armed US drones up and running in NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | Stars and Stripes

    Armed U.S. drone flights over Niger - which started after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in October - have put a scare into local militants, the country's top defense official said. Earlier this year, U.S. Africa Command quietly began armed unmanned surveillance flights in Niger, adding more firepower in the country where the Oct. 4 attack on a team of Green Berets raised questions about whether troops were carrying out dangerous missions without sufficient backup.

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