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2016-04-29 Inquiry Hearings Into Nigerian Military Over Shi'ite Killings Finish
[Deutsche Welle] The Nigerian army is suspected of killing hundreds of Shi'ite Muslims, but there are doubts whether the alleged culprits will be prosecuted. Fifty Shi'ites, meanwhile, face charges over the death of one soldier.

2016-04-29 Boko Haram, Islamic State, and Underlying Concerns for the Region
[African Arguments] Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What's come of it?

2016-04-23 Promising Referees Course Sees Breakthrough in Niger
[CAF] A ground-breaking course for Promising Referees across the continent saw the light of day with Niger hosting the maiden pilot project from 11-16 April 2016 in the capital, Niamey.

2016-04-20 US Ambassador to UN Pledges U.S.$40 Million to Aid Lake Chad Region
[VOA] The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, says the United States will provide nearly $40 million in new humanitarian assistance for nations in Africa's Lake Chad region, to provide aid to people whose lives have been affected by Boko Haram violence.

2016-04-20 U.S. Vows to Back Anti-Boko Haram Fight While Bishops Call for Talks
[Deutsche Welle] A top US envoy is visiting Cameroon as part of efforts to bolster the fight against the Nigeria's Boko Haram. Cameroonian bishops calling for negotiations with the militant Islamists have met with criticism.

2016-04-13 Shock As Child Suicide Bombings Increase Tenfold
[CAJ News] Lagos -THE number of children involved in the suicide bomb attacks by the Boko Haram sect has increased more than tenfold over the past year.

2016-04-06 President Congratulates Nigerien Counterpart
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, sent a congratulatory message to his Nigerien counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou, on his reelection to the post of President of the Republic, Angop learned, Tuesday, in Luanda.

2016-04-04 Opposition Boycotts Presidential Inauguration
[Nation] Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou has been sworn into office for the second and last five-year term.

2016-04-04 Sokoto, Niger Republic Plan English/French Schools for Border Towns
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -New schools are to be jointly established by governments of Sokoto State and Niger Republic in border towns.

2016-04-03 President Vows to Fight Jihadists and Poverty in Second Term
[Deutsche Welle] Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou has been inaugurated for a second 5-year term after polls boycotted by the opposition. Despite being rich in uranium and oil, three-quarters of the population lives in poverty.

2016-04-01 President Buhari Congratulates President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger On His Re-Election
[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic on his re-election.

2016-04-01 Buhari Congratulates President Issoufour of Niger
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has written to congratulate President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic on his recent re-election.

2016-04-01 Re-Election - Buhari Congratulates Niger's President Issoufou - Says Can't Attend Inauguration
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has written to congratulate President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic on his recent re-election.

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