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  1. Islamic State recognizes oath of allegiance from jihadists in MaliRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | The Long War Journal

    ... clashes with Belmokhtar's followers and has claimed three attacks so far this year - two in Burkina Faso and one in Niger. The first attack took place in September, when ISGS assaulted a Burkinabe military outpost near the border with Mali. The ...

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  2. U.S. has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... embassy in Washington declined to comment. The U.S. military has other drone bases on the African continent, from Niger to Djibouti. But officials said they were too far from populous areas on the Libyan coast to be useful in day-to-day ...

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  3. Nigeria: Army Probes How 83 Soldiers Disppeared After Boko Haram AttackRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    ... Battalion came under attack while manning a station in Gashigar, Borno State, near the border with the Republic of Niger. The assault, which started around 5:00 p.m. on October 17, left yet unknown number of Nigerian soldiers dead. Some soldiers ...

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  4. Algeria: the new migrant staging post for EuropeRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | IRIN

    ... in the Algerian capital earlier this year and recorded nearly 22,000 migrants passing through Arlit in northwest Niger on their way to Algeria between February and the end of September. The figure is still only a fraction of the 269,533 recorded ...

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  5. Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Yahoo!

    For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious. "We are furious and shocked by this kidnapping," said Ibrahim Adamou, a 16-year-old student, as he and neighbours of Woodke recalled the evening of October 14 when the American was seized at gunpoint from his home.

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  6. .com | Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | News24

    For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious. "We are furious and shocked by this kidnapping," said Ibrahim Adamou, a 16-year-old student, as he and neighbours of Woodke recalled the evening of October 14 when the American was seized at gunpoint from his home.

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  7. Niger thwarts jihadist prison break attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | The Long War Journal

    Earlier today, Malian-based jihadists attempted a prison break in Niger to free fellow jihadists from a high-security prison close to the capital Niamey. No prisoners escaped nor were any guards killed in the assault.

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  8. .com | Niger says repels attack on prison where 'terrorists' heldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | News24

    Armed forces in Niger repelled a pre-dawn attack on Monday on a prison where "terrorists", notably from neighbouring Mali, are being held, the country's interior minister said.

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  9. Gunmen attack Niger prison holding extremists, 1 deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Gunmen attacked a prison in Niger that holds jihadists early Monday and were repelled by security forces who killed an attacker, Niger's interior and public security minister said. Two guards were also wounded in the attack around 4:30 a.m. at Koutoukale prison, which holds prisoners from extremist groups from northern Mali and Nigeria's Boko Haram, said Mohamed Bazoum.

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  10. Gunmen Attack Niger Prison Holding ExtremistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Voice of America

    Niger's interior and public security minister says gunmen attacked a prison that holds jihadists and were repelled by security forces. Mohamed Bazoum said at least one attacker blew himself up early Monday at Koutoukale prison, about 40 kilometers from the capital, Niamey.

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  11. Gunmen attack Niger prison holding Islamist militants: ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Reuters

    Gunmen attacked a high-security prison in Niger early on Monday in an apparent bid to free Islamist militants, but the assault was repulsed and one raider was killed, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum said. Bazoum gave no details about whether anyone escaped during the attempt to lay siege to Koutoukale prison, about 50km northwest of the capital Niamey.

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  12. Niger Prison Holding Malian Islamists Attacked by Gunmen 43 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Bloomberg

    Niger's interior minister said gunmen, some wearing belts with explosives, attacked a high-security prison outside the capital, Niamey, early Monday, leaving an unknown number of people dead. "The Koutoukale prison where numerous terrorists, notably Malians, are being detained was attacked at 4 a.m. this morning," Mohamed Bazoum wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.

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  13. .com | Niger says US aid worker likely held by Mali jihadistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | News24

    A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa , the country's interior minister said Sunday. Jeffery Woodke - the first American to be kidnapped in the west African country - was seized at gunpoint from his home in the central town of Abalak on Friday.

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  14. Mali jihadis believed kidnapped U.S. aid worker working in Niger since 1992Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | The Japan Times

    A U.S. aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadis from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa , the country's interior minister said Sunday. Jeffery Woodke - the first American to be kidnapped in the West African country - was seized at gunpoint from his home in the central town of Abalak on Friday.

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  15. Luck, Speed, and Heat at the Grand-Prix Horse Races in NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | New Yorker

    On August 3, 1960, the West African country of Niger declared its independence from France. On the same day this year, horses named Welcome, Facebook, Queen Latifah, Junio, and Istanbul tore around a hippodrome in the center of Niamey, the country's capital, for an Independence Day race, the second of three annual grand-prix events held in the city.

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  16. American aid worker abducted from his Niger home by gunmenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | New York Daily News

    A longtime American aid worker was kidnapped Saturday by gunmen who invaded his Niger home, killing two people before heading with their captive toward the Mali border. was driven off in a pickup truck in what officials believe is the first abduction of a U.S. citizen in the Sahel region of Niger.

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  17. .com | Niger hunts kidnapped US aid workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | News24

    Niger has launched an army operation to hunt down a kidnapped American aid worker, the west African country's interior minister said on Saturday. The aid worker - the first US national to be kidnapped in Niger - was abducted on Friday night in the town of Abalak, in the restive central Tahoua region.

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  18. American aid worker kidnapped in Niger, official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Gunmen stormed the house of a longtime American aid worker in Niger, killing two people before fleeing with the man toward the border with Mali, authorities said Saturday. It is believed to be the first time an American citizen has been abducted in the vast Sahel region, where al-Qaida and criminal gangs have targeted French nationals and other Europeans for more than a decade, demanding millions of dollars for their release.

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  19. Official: American aid worker kidnapped in NigerRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2016 | Post Register

    Gunmen stormed the house of a longtime American aid worker in Niger, killing two people before fleeing with the man toward the border with Mali, authorities said Saturday. It is believed to be the first time an American citizen has been abducted in the vast Sahel region, where al-Qaida and criminal gangs have long targeted French nationals and other Europeans for kidnappings and demanded millions of dollars for their release.

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  20. U.S. mission worker kidnapped in NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | UnionLeader.com

    Gunmen raided the house of a U.S. aid worker in central Niger on Friday night, killing his guard and housekeeper before driving him across the desert towards Mali, the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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