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Jul 22, 2005  Niger: Background to Famine
    With a BBC film crew in Niger broadcasting images of starving children to the world, food aid shipments to the country are starting to pick up. But UN under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Jan Egeland, who has repeatedly warned of neglected emergencies in African countries, told reporters that if donors had responded to earlier appeals, a child's life could have been saved for little more than a dollar a day. Now the estimated cost has risen to 80 times that, and for many it is too late.

Apr 27, 2004  Africa: Learning to Survive
    Universal primary education is "the single most effective preventive weapon against HIV/AIDS," says a new report by Oxfam International. But donor countries are failing to come up with even the minimal funds they have pledged to support African countries under an optimistically named "Fast Track Initiative" to expand education funding.

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News (allafrica) Apr 30, 2016
Inquiry Hearings Into Nigerian Military Over Shi'ite Killings Finish
Boko Haram, Islamic State, and Underlying Concerns for the Region
Promising Referees Course Sees Breakthrough in Niger
US Ambassador to UN Pledges U.S.$40 Million to Aid Lake Chad Region
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