Niamey, Niger Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Niger: Opposition Leader Flown From Jail to Paris HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    Niger's opposition presidential candidate Hama Amadou was taken from his Niamey jail cell and flown to a Paris hospital Wednesday, four days before a runoff election. Amadou has been in jail since November on baby-trafficking charges - allegations he and his supporters say are politically motivated.

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  2. Niger: The Nation Votes in Presidential RunoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    Voters in Niger are choosing a president Sunday, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou in line to easily win the runoff after his jailed opponent was flown out of the country for medical reasons, and the opposition called for a boycott of the election. A VOA reporter in Niger said voting began very quietly, with low turnout across the country in the early voting hours.

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  3. Niger votes in presidential run-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Niger voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off which incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou is heavily favoured to win after his jailed opponent was flown out of the country for medical reasons and an opposition coalition called for a boycott. Issoufou, an ally of the West in its fight against Islamist insurgents in West Africa, won the first round comfortably last month with 48 percent of votes but failed to clinch the outright majority required to avoid a second round.

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  4. Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup X in Sub-Saharan AfricaRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2016 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... countries within the meningitis belt ( 3 ). In 2006, high incidence of serogroup X was first reported in Niamey, Niger ( 4 ), and thereafter in other countries, reinforcing the need for an effective vaccine against serogroup X ( 5 ). Serogroup X has ...

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  5. Voters casting ballots in 5 African countriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... A woman holds up her thumb that has been marked with ink as proof that she has voted, during the election, in Niamey, Niger, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Niger's president is running for a second term against an opponent who had to campaign from behind ...

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  6. Niger holds runoff vote while president's opponent in FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Niger's president is running for a second five-year term Sunday against an opponent who campaigned from behind bars before being flown last week to Paris for medical treatment. An opposition coalition has said it will not recognize the results of the runoff, calling for new elections to be organized because of alleged rigging in the first round.

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  7. Africans vote in 'Super Sunday'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | BBC News

    Congo-Brazzaville has cut all telecommunications for two days to prevent prevent "illegal publication of results" of its presidential election. The government also outlawed the use of motor vehicles nationwide during the vote, except for those with special permits, reports the Reuters news agency.

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  8. .com | Niger to hold tense solo run-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | News24

    With the main challenger airlifted from jail to a Paris hospital and an opposition boycott, President Mahamdou Issoufou seems certain to win re-election on Sunday in Niger, one of the world's poorest countries. Sunday's second-round ballot is the first-ever run-off in this vast African nation of some 18 million people which is increasingly facing jihadist attacks.

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  9. Young men disappear in Niger as militants recruit joblessRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Harouna Lamido never thought the Islamist militant group Boko Haram would be capable of bringing its war across the border in Nigeria into his native Niger. Then young men in his area started to disappear.

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  10. .com | Niger presidential candidate illRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | News24

    Niger's ailing presidential candidate Hama Amadou, who was jailed for four months, was evacuated Wednesday to Paris for medical treatment just days before a run-off vote, an aide said. Amadou, 66, faces incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou in a second-round vote Sunday after campaigning from behind bars since being jailed on shadowy baby-trafficking charges in November.

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  11. Jailed Niger opposition leader flown to Paris for medical treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Reuters

    Jailed Niger opposition leader Hama Amadou was flown to Paris for medical treatment on Wednesday, days before he is due to face a run-off election against President Mahamadou Issoufou. Amadou, a former president of parliament, was jailed in November in connection with a baby-trafficking scandal but finished second to Issoufou in the first round of polling last month.

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  12. .com | Niger fights against fistulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | News24

    "I was at death's door. I'd just lost my child who was stillborn and my husband abandoned me," recalls Hadiza Zakaria who suffered a fistula while pregnant, a condition seen as a curse in Niger.

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  13. Niger fights back against 'curse' of fistulaRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2016 | New Vision

    Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by a complicated labour which can leave victims with chronic incontinence and often results in them becoming social outcasts. "I was at death's door.

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  14. Niger to evacuate jailed opposition leader due to health issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Reuters

    Authorities in Niger will attempt to evacuate to a hospital in the capital jailed opposition leader Hama Amadou, who will face off against President Mahamadou Issoufou in a Sunday run-off election, due to health issues, a government official said late on Monday. Amadou, a former president of parliament speaker, was jailed in November in connection with a baby-trafficking scandal but finished second to Issoufou in the first round of polling last month.

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  15. Niger opposition candidate in hospital ahead of runoffRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The spokesman for Niger's imprisoned opposition candidate says he has been transferred to a hospital in Niamey for medical attention after suffering health problems. Hama Amadou's spokesman said Friday that Amadou would return to prison after the hospital visit.

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  16. .com | Niger presidential candidate back in jail, opposition vows 'boycott'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2016 | News24

    Jailed Niger opposition leader Hama Amadou, due to stand in a presidential run-off next week, was back behind bars Friday after receiving medical treatment, his entourage said, as his coalition vowed to boycott the vote. Sources close to Amadou - who has been in jail since November on baby-trafficking charges - said the opposition leader had been treated locally, going back on an earlier statement that he had been taken to the capital.

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  17. Jailed Niger presidential candidate taken to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | The Peninsula

    This file photo taken on November 6, 2013 shows Hama Amadou , then head of Nigers' parliament, delivering a speech at the Parliament House in Niamey, Niger. Jailed Niger opposition leader Hama Amadou, who is due to face off against President Mahamadou Issoufou in a March 20 election, was transferred to a hospital on March 11, 2016, an opposition spokesman told AFP.

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  18. Niger opposition drops out of presidential run-off: coalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | New Vision

    Issoufou, 64, won 48.43 percent of the vote in the first round on February 21 while his nearest challenger Amadou -- who has been held in jail since November on shadowy baby-trafficking charges he says were concocted -- took 17.73 percent. People pass under a billboard of the commission electorale nationale independante which translates as "To vote is a right but also a duty, all to the polls to choose a president and 171 MP, February 21, 2016" on March 6, 2016 in Niamey.

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  19. Niger opposition vows to boycott presidential runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... Reading List. You'll be able to access the story from your Reading List on any computer, tablet or smartphone. NIAMEY, Niger - A coalition of opposition parties in Niger says it is boycotting a presidential runoff vote scheduled for March 20, ...

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  20. Niger opposition says it will boycott run-off electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | The Peninsula

    A man gets a haircut and a shave in front of a campaign poster of incarcerated opposition candidate Hama Amadou in Niamey, Niger, February 15, 2016. Reuters/Joe Penney NIAMEY: Niger's opposition coalition said on Tuesday its candidate, Hama Amadou, would not contest a run-off election on March 20, effectively ensuring that President Mahamadou Issoufou will win a second term.

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