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Africa's free trade agreement: Curse or blessing?
Africa's free trade agreement: Curse or blessing?
The newly signed African free trade agreement is hailed as a huge step forward by some, but criticized as a mammoth project with little chance...
What's behind the return of Boko Haram?
What's behind the return of Boko Haram?
Nigeria's Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified...
Courageous women work to end Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis
Courageous women work to end Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis
The October election in Cameroon, in which long-serving octogenarian President Paul Biya retained power to extend his 36-year rule by another seven...
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.

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