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Niger’s leaders have betrayed its founding principles
Niger’s leaders have betrayed its founding principles
Fifty-eight years ago today, Niger, my country, achieved independence from France. It was a momentous occasion for my country and for a region that...
Algeria abandons hundreds more African migrants in desert
Algeria abandons hundreds more African migrants in desert
A rescue official in neighbouring Niger said on Sunday that nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any...
AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel after Mali attacks
AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel after Mali attacks
Security is set to top the agenda at an African Union summit on Monday, after host Mauritania warned of regional security failings in the face of...
Clashes are on the rise between farmers and herdsmen in the Sahel
Clashes are on the rise between farmers and herdsmen in the Sahel
As fireworks were lighting up the skies to usher in the New Year across the world, gunfire was echoing out in Nigeria’s Benue State. On this...
Niger's a reminder of why US military presence in Africa needs constant scrutiny
Niger's a reminder of why US military presence in Africa needs constant scrutiny
On October 4 an American Special Forces team...
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.
UN says 736 meningitis cases, 61 deaths this year in Niger
UN says 736 meningitis cases, 61 deaths this year in Niger
A total of 736 cases have been officially recorded this year, the local branch of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
[Video]Child mortality declining in Niger
[Video]Child mortality declining in Niger
A Nigerien blogger visits villages in Niger, investigating whether child mortality rates have improved since the commitment to the MDGs in 2000.
[Slideshow]Water: Daily use in families around the world
[Slideshow]Water: Daily use in families around the world
Photographer Ashley Gilbertson photographed families in seven different countries for Unicef, documenting their comparative daily water use.
Full veil banned in Niger over Boko Haram fears
Full veil banned in Niger over Boko Haram fears
"Women in the region are forbidden from wearing the full veil until further notice, in order to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram," Diffa mayor...
Taking on Boko Haram: African forces on the ground
Taking on Boko Haram: African forces on the ground
Regional forces have gone into action while awaiting the formation of a planned 8 700-strong, five-country force, whose make-up remains to be...

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