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'Phase one over' in Boko Haram battle, say Chad-Niger forces

African coalition forces say the first phase of the offensive against Boko Haram is over following last week’s successful recapture of a strategic

African coalition forces say the first phase of the offensive against Boko Haram is over following last week’s successful recapture of a strategic

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Battle against Boko Haram intensifies

Boko Haram militants have continued to push their battles over Nigeria’s borders, with an attack and suspected kidnapping in northern Cameroon. It

Boko Haram militants have continued to push their battles over Nigeria’s borders, with an attack and suspected kidnapping in northern Cameroon. It

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7,500 African Union troops to fight Boko Haram

African Union forces from Chad have attacked Boko Haram killing 120 of its militants in the far north of Cameron. The Islamist militant group had

African Union forces from Chad have attacked Boko Haram killing 120 of its militants in the far north of Cameron. The Islamist militant group had

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Niger PM asks for help to deal with Boko Haram refugee crisis

The prime minister of Niger has appealed for international help to confront a looming food crisis compounded by thousands of refugees who have

The prime minister of Niger has appealed for international help to confront a looming food crisis compounded by thousands of refugees who have

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Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Saadi to Libya

Three years after the uprising which killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, one of his sons, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger to Libya. Authorities

Three years after the uprising which killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, one of his sons, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger to Libya. Authorities

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UN to discourage payment of kidnap ransoms

The UN Security Council is calling on countries not to pay kidnap ransoms amid reports that the recent release of four Frenchmen in Niger was

The UN Security Council is calling on countries not to pay kidnap ransoms amid reports that the recent release of four Frenchmen in Niger was

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Dozens of migrants die of thirst in the Sahara

The bodies of over 90 migrants, mostly women and children who died of thirst, have been found in the Sahara in northern Niger. Their vehicles broke

The bodies of over 90 migrants, mostly women and children who died of thirst, have been found in the Sahara in northern Niger. Their vehicles broke

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Freed French hostages leave Niger after three years in captivity

Four Frenchmen have returned home after being kidnapped by al-Qaeda linked gunmen in northern Niger three years ago. The men, who were seized while

Four Frenchmen have returned home after being kidnapped by al-Qaeda linked gunmen in northern Niger three years ago. The men, who were seized while

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Four French hostages released in Niger

Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger have been freed after three years in captivity. Thierry Dol, Marc Feret, Daniel Larribe and Pierre Legrand

Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger have been freed after three years in captivity. Thierry Dol, Marc Feret, Daniel Larribe and Pierre Legrand

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Four French hostages taken by al Qaeda released

Four French hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda’s north African wing three years ago in Niger have been released. President Francois Hollande announced

Four French hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda’s north African wing three years ago in Niger have been released. President Francois Hollande announced

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Niger suicide attacks fuel fears Mali conflict could spread

There are fears that militant violence in West Africa is spreading after a double suicide attack in Niger which left more than 20 people dead, mostly

There are fears that militant violence in West Africa is spreading after a double suicide attack in Niger which left more than 20 people dead, mostly

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Militants attack French mine and army barracks in Niger

Islamist suicide bombers have struck at an army barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger. In Agadez in the north, at least 20 soldiers were

Islamist suicide bombers have struck at an army barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger. In Agadez in the north, at least 20 soldiers were

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Two suicide bombers strike in northern Niger towns

Two suicide bombers have struck Northern Niger, injuring at least 16 people. A subsequent gunbattle with suspected Islamist militants has claimed the

Two suicide bombers have struck Northern Niger, injuring at least 16 people. A subsequent gunbattle with suspected Islamist militants has claimed the

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Shell found 'partially responsible' for Niger Delta oil spill

Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to pay unspecified damages to one farmer in Nigeria for loss of income. The ruling comes after a court at the

Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to pay unspecified damages to one farmer in Nigeria for loss of income. The ruling comes after a court at the

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'Nothing done' over Nigeria oil pollution, say locals

Twelve months after the UN called for a huge clean-up of oil pollution in southern Nigeria, its Environment Programme says it is pleased the

Twelve months after the UN called for a huge clean-up of oil pollution in southern Nigeria, its Environment Programme says it is pleased the

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Gaddafi son flees to Niger

One of the sons of fugitive former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has arrived in neighbouring Niger. Saadi Gaddafi crossed over the remote Sahara

One of the sons of fugitive former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has arrived in neighbouring Niger. Saadi Gaddafi crossed over the remote Sahara

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Burkina Faso minister denies Gaddafi is in the country

Rumours that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has fled to Burkina Faso continue, since loyalist troops arrived in the country. However

Rumours that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has fled to Burkina Faso continue, since loyalist troops arrived in the country. However

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Burkina Faso pinpointed as Gaddafi refuge

Burkina Faso has been pinpointed as the most likely country where Muammar Gaddafi will seek refuge. Nothing certain is known about Gaddafi’s

Burkina Faso has been pinpointed as the most likely country where Muammar Gaddafi will seek refuge. Nothing certain is known about Gaddafi’s

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Loyalists convoy heads to Niger amid claims Gaddafi remains in Libya

Up to 250 armoured vehicles accompanied by members of Muammar Gaddafi’s southern Libyan army battalions reportedly arrived at Agadez in Niger

Up to 250 armoured vehicles accompanied by members of Muammar Gaddafi’s southern Libyan army battalions reportedly arrived at Agadez in Niger

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Al Qaeda release video of four French hostages

Al-Qaeda’s North African wing on Wednesday released a video of four French hostages kidnapped in Niger last year. It shows a series of stills of

Al-Qaeda’s North African wing on Wednesday released a video of four French hostages kidnapped in Niger last year. It shows a series of stills of

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Al-Qaeda blamed for French hostage deaths

The French government has said it is almost certain al-Qaeda was behind the abduction and killing of two Frenchmen in Niger at the weekend. French

The French government has said it is almost certain al-Qaeda was behind the abduction and killing of two Frenchmen in Niger at the weekend. French

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Niger: war on malnutrition

Many mothers just do not know how good breast milk is for their babies, especially in the first six months. In Niger, for example, it is the custom

Many mothers just do not know how good breast milk is for their babies, especially in the first six months. In Niger, for example, it is the custom

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First pictures of French hostages released

The first pictures of the five French citizens who were taken hostage in Africa two weeks ago have been broadcast on television. The images were

The first pictures of the five French citizens who were taken hostage in Africa two weeks ago have been broadcast on television. The images were

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Kouchner vows to free Niger hostages

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Tuesday vowed to do all he can to free the seven hostages seized by Al Qaeda in Niger last week. The

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Tuesday vowed to do all he can to free the seven hostages seized by Al Qaeda in Niger last week. The

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Al-Qaeda claims Niger kidnappings

Al-Qaeda’s North African branch has confirmed it kidnapped seven foreigners in Niger last week. Five of the hostages are French, the other two from

Al-Qaeda’s North African branch has confirmed it kidnapped seven foreigners in Niger last week. Five of the hostages are French, the other two from

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French nations kidnapped in Niger

French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger. Five french nationals were seized this

French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger. Five french nationals were seized this