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  1. Ten Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed in CameroonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | AlertNet

    ... it has also tried to seize territory in remote areas near the Cameroon border, as well as carrying out incursions into Niger and Chad. The group attracted global condemnation when it abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April. There has ...

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  2. Boko Haram releases 27 hostages including Deputy PM's wife, Cameroon saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | The Independent

    ... the TRAC (Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium) the militant group based in Nigeria is also present in Chad and Niger. Boko Haram, which seeks to carve out an Islamic state in Nigeria under Sharia rule and has links to Al-Qaeda, was declared a ...

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  3. Boko Haram releases 27 hostages in CameroonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | The Daily Star

    ... to escape Boko Haram attacks, which have been stepped up in recent months. In July, Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and Niger agreed to form a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle Boko Haram militants. President Biya said in a statement on state radio: ...

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  4. Ten Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed in Cameroon - ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | AlertNet

    The Chinese workers were seized in May near the town of Waza, 20 km from the Nigerian border. The others freed include the wife of Cameroon's vice-prime minister who was seized in July, the presidency said.

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  5. RPT-Niger cabinet approves new Areva uranium dealRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Reuters

    Niger's cabinet of ministers on Friday approved a renewal of French nuclear group Areva's uranium production deal in the West African nation, the government said on Friday, completing two years of often fraught negotiations. The two parties announced the signature of a new 10-year agreement for Areva's Somair and Cominak mines in May, but Friday's green light from President Mahamadou Issoufou and his ministers clears the way for its implementation.

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  6. Nigeria: Cameroon Denies Report of Release of Boko Haram HostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    Cameroon's Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, on Friday said he was surprised by the news that some hostages kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Northern Cameroon were released as reported by a news website. According to the report, Boko Haram militants have released the wife of Cameroonian Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, 10 Chinese workers and district heads who were kidnapped in different attacks.

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  7. Cameroonian official denies report of release of Boko Haram hostagesRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Vanguard

    Cameroon's Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, on Friday said he was surprised by the news that some hostages kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Northern Cameroon were released as reported by a news website. According to the report, Boko Haram militants have released the wife of Cameroonian Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, 10 Chinese workers and district heads who were kidnapped in different attacks.

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  8. Nigeria strikes Boko Haram base near Lake Chada Militants are known ...Read the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Newstime Africa

    ... the area - a strategy that is now being thwarted by deepening regional cooperation between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Following a meeting in Nigerien capital Niamey on Tuesday, the leaders of Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Benin and Cameroon agreed ...

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  9. Leaders step up for Boko Haram battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    Leaders of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Benin on Tuesday announced plans to step up the fight against Boko Haram with an additional battalion and a command centre to tackle the militants whose insurgency has spread beyond Nigeria, a statement said. Boko Haram's violent five-year campaign for an Islamic state has killed thousands and is threatening the stability of countries in the West and Central Africa regions.

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  10. West African force to counter Boko HaramRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Arab Times

    NIAMEY, Oct 8, : A regional force put in place to counter the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria will start operations in November, West African leaders decided after a summit in Niger on Tuesday. The leaders agreed to speed up the creation of a headquarters for the force and have military battalions deployed "to our respective borders" by Nov 1, the heads of state said in a joint statement.

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  11. Rwandan officials to handle Niger-Zambia tieRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Umupira

    THE CONFEDERATION of African Football has appointed Rwanda match officials to take charge of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between hosts Niger and Zambia on October 11. HuduMunyemanawill be the centre referee for the Group F game that will take place at Stade General SeyniKountche in Niamey, Niger at 16h00. FelicienKabanda and TheogeneNdagijimana will be the first and second assistant referees respectively, while IssaKagabo is the fourth official and the match commissioner, Essameldin Abdel Fattah Abdel is from Egypt.

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  12. Nigeria: Boko Haram- Cameroon, Others Yet to Fulfill Troops Surge PledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic are meeting at Niamey, capital of Niger, with the aim to finalise arrangements on troops coalition to fight the insurgent Boko Haram sect. The countries, under the Lake Chad Basin Commission said a special joint security task force is to be set up that will ensure deployment of troops at the borders of the countries to curb the sect's activities.

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  13. Niger: New influx of people displaced by violence in north-eastern NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    The conflict in north-eastern Nigeria continues to afflict the Diffa area, in easternmost Niger. Over the past few weeks, thousands of people fleeing fighting between the Nigerian army and armed groups have arrived in Diffa seeking safety.

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  14. Niger: U.S Drone Base Causes ConcernRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    The US is planning a new staging area for unmanned drones in Niger. Attacks against terror groups will be carried out from the city of Agadez.

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  15. NigerRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2014 | State Department

    Niger is a developing, landlocked African nation whose northern expanse includes the Sahara Desert. Tourist facilities are minimal, particularly outside the capital city, Niamey, and the ancient caravan city of Agadez.

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  16. Ebola in Sierra Leone: Confirmed case in KoinaduguRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Crofs Blogs

    There was panic in the northern Koinadugu district, until recently the only Ebola free district, after news of a confirmed case of the deadly virus was reported by a local radio in Kabala on Monday. Meanwhile, the disease surveillance officer, Abdul Sesay, told Politico that the positive case was that of a herbalist from the Republic of Niger.

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  17. Niger issues warrant for AmadouRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    Niger has issued an arrest warrant for the parliamentary speaker, a leading opposition figure who fled the country after being sought for questioning on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking ring, judicial sources said on Monday. Hama Amadou, an ally turned political rival of President Mahamadou Issoufou, fled to Burkina Faso then to France last month after parliamentary leaders authorised his arrest.

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  18. Niger Issues Arrest Warrant for Opposition ChiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | Voice of America

    Former Prime Minister Hama Amadou poses for a picture at his office in the National Assembly in Niamey, Niger, Sept. 16, 2013.

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  19. In one girl's stand against child marriage, a path forward for developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    ... of the most fundamental and life-altering choices a person can make. Yet it is all too common. In the Zinder Region of Niger, where Nana is from, about 70 per cent of girls aged 15 to 19 are already married. The toll of this abuse resonates ...

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  20. Niger politician charged with baby traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | RTE.ie

    Authorities in Niger have issued an arrest warrant for the west African country's speaker of parliament in connection with a baby trafficking scandal, his lawyers said. A judge issued the arrest warrant on Friday, said Me Souley Oumarou, an attorney for the speaker, Hama Amadou, who had fled to France.

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