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2015-02-27 Can Governments Agree a Fairytale Ending for All?
[savethechildren_uk]A child born in the region of Niger with the highest mortality rate is five times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than if they were born in the region with the lowest rate

2015-02-26 World Food Programme Resumes Food Distributions in Diffa Region, Niger
[WFP]Following attacks by Nigerian militants at the beginning of February, thousands of refugees and host communities were forced to flee for their lives, and have been cut off from any assistance.

2015-02-26 Immigration Deports 74 Nigeriens From Jigawa
[Daily Trust]Dutse -Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service yesterday repatriated 74 Nigeriens to their country.

2015-02-26 AYC - Glo Urges Eaglets to Beat Safrica, Reach Final
[Daily Trust]National Telecommunication Company, Globacom, has commended the Golden Eaglets on their victory against Zambia in the on-going FIFA U-17 African Youth Championship in Niger Republic.

2015-02-26 Niger Watchdog Officials Visit RNP
[New Times]The Rwanda National Police (RNP) has implemented a strong mechanism to fight corruption within and outside the Force, which has enabled it to provide quality services to its citizens.

2015-02-23 French Foreign Minister in Niger to Present Anti-Boko Haram Strategy
[RFI]France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived Sunday morning in Niamey after visiting Chad and Cameroon on Saturday.

2015-02-23 We've Accomplished Our Mission to Niger - Amuneke
[Vanguard]Golden Eaglets qualification for the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile has been attributed to determination, team work and self belief.

2015-02-23 Following Election Delay, Ban Calls On Nigerian Government to Uphold New Date for Polls
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged the Government of Nigeria to ensure that the new dates set for the country's general elections are maintained following the vote's recent postponement, according to the United Nations spokesperson's office.

2015-02-20 Boko Haram Is Not a Feminist Problem - A Nigerian Woman's Perspective
[Fahamu]Many victims of Boko Haram attacks have been men and boys. Reducing the terror attakcs to gender violence is a distortion of actual events and disrespectful to male victims and their families.

2015-02-20 Military Strikes Boko Haram Camps
[Deutsche Welle]Nigeria's air force has bombarded Boko Haram strongholds in northeast Borno state. At least eleven suspected members of the Islamist group have been killed, Nigerian officials said.

2015-02-19 Air Strike Aimed at Boko Haram Kills Mourners
[Daily Trust]Maiduguri -A bomb dropped by a fighter jet at a settlement at Abadam Paransa, a border community in Niger Republic yesterday reportedly killed an unspecified number of Nigerians who are taking refuge there, witnesses and relatives of victims said.

2015-02-20 Niger - Investigations Open Into Abadam Deadly Air Strike
[Cameroon Tribune]The country is observing three days of national mourning in honour of at least 36 people killed in the bombing.

2015-02-19 Hosts Niger Eliminated As Junior Chipolopolo Romp to Victory
[CAF]Zambia beat Niger 2-1 at the Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey, a result which saw the hosts of the 2015 CAF U17 championships crash out of the tournament.

2015-02-18 Niger Capital Marches Against Boko Haram
[Deutsche Welle]Tens of thousands of people have marched through Niger's capital, Niamey, against Boko Haram Islamists. Crowds gathered in support of the country's military following a series of attacks along the Nigerian border.

2015-02-19 Niger Tightens Measures Against Boko Haram
[Cameroon Tribune]Suspected Boko Haram militants including a local leader have been arrested.

2015-02-19 Air Strike Kills Dozens in Niger
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Abadam -As many as 30 mourners at a funeral ceremony were killed when a plane bombarded Abadam, a village in Niger, officials said.

2015-02-19 African U-17 Championship - Golden Eaglets Scrape 1-1 Draw With Guinea
[Vanguard]Nigeria's Golden eaglets on Wednesday in Niamey struggled to secure a 1-1 draw with their Guinean counterparts at the 11th African Under-17 Championship in Niger Republic.

2015-02-18 Hosts, Zambia Face Off in Do or Die Clash
[CAF]Niger and Zambia face the prospects of elimination as the two meet in a potentially decisive fixture at the Stade Seyni Kountche in their respective second group 'A' fixture of the 2015 CAFU17 championship.

2015-02-17 Niger Arrests More Than 160 Boko Haram Suspects At Nigerian Border
[Deutsche Welle]Officials in Niger have arrested at least 160 people suspected of being involved with Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The organization, originally based in Nigeria, has stepped up attacks on neighboring countries.

2015-02-18 Boko Haram Vows to Attack Niger, Chad
[Vanguard]The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram Monday threatened neighbouring countries Niger and Chad, warning the fighters were prepared to carry out suicide bombings in the countries sending troops to help fight the militants.

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