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2016-10-19 Algeria, Key Partner to End Libyan Crisis
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Vice-president of the Presidential Council of the National Accord Government Moussa El Kouni hailed the Algerian position regarding the Libyan crisis, stressing that Algeria is a key partner of Libya to end the crisis.

2016-10-17 Libya's Neighbouring Countries Meeting in Niamey - Deepening Consultation, Supporting Political Process
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -The ninth ministerial meeting of Libya's neighbouring countries will be held in Niger's Niamey on Wednesday, with the participation of representatives of regional and international organizations with a view to deepening consultation and coordination between the countries of the region, in order to cope with the current challenges and support the political process in the country.

2016-10-17 American Aid Worker Abducted
[Al Jazeera] An American aid worker has been kidnapped in a town northeast of Niger's capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, according to a security source.

2016-10-17 Messahel On Working Visit to Niger
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel will pay a working visit to Niger as from Monday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Sunday.

2016-10-18 48 Sudanese Miners Arrive in Abbache From Niger
[SNA] Khartoum -48 Sudanese miners, who were deported by Niger because they entered its territories to search for gold, arrived at Sudan's General Consulate in Abbache in Chad.

2016-10-12 Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Could Spread Across Borders - Experts
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -An outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 28 people in western Niger in recent months could spread to neighbouring Mali and Algeria, health officials warned on Monday.

2016-10-11 22000 CODESRIA books to African institutions of higher education
[allAfrica] The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has donated 21,771 books to seven African institutions of higher education and research and five public universities on the continent. In donating the books, valued at over 100 million CFA, the aim of CODESRIA is to strengthen teaching, research and human capital development in Africa. The ceremony for the book donation was held in CODESRIA's premises in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday, 6 October 2016.

2016-10-11 Merkel Talks Irregular Migration in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] Germany's Merkel and Niger's Issoufou have met in Niamey to discuss migration, aid and security. The chancellor shot down Issoufou's suggestion of a "Marshall Plan" for northern Africa.

2016-10-10 German Chancellor Merkel Begins Three-Day Africa Trip
[Deutsche Welle] Merkel has embarked on an Africa trip to improve conditions for private investment in an attempt to tackle the economic causes of migration. Berlin wants to boost ties with Africa in the wake of the refugee crisis.

2016-10-10 Algeria-Niger Bilateral Border Committee to Meet in Tamanrasset Monday
[Algerie Presse Service] Tamanrasset -Algeria-Niger Bilateral Border Committee will hold its sixth ordinary session in Tamanrasset (1970-km south of Algiers) on Monday, said the Province's local authorities.

2016-10-09 Korea DPR Finish Top After Ri-Inspired Win
[CAF] Ri Hae Yon scored a hat-trick as Korea DPR defeated Nigeria 3-0 to finish top of Group C at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 and progress to the quarter-final stage unbeaten.

2016-10-08 Dozens of Soldiers Killed in Refugee Camp Attack
[Al Jazeera] At least 22 soldiers have been killed in Niger after unknown assailants attacked security forces guarding a camp for Malian refugees, according to Prime Minister Brigi Rafini.

2016-10-04 Zimbabwe Ranks High On Ibrahim Index On Governance
[East African] Zimbabwe and Rwanda are among African countries where governance has improved significantly in the last 10 years, the latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) report indicates.

2016-10-03 Nigeria/Niger Flag Up Zinder-Ano Trade Corridor
[Daily Trust] Dutse -Nigeria/Niger republic launch Zinder-Daura-Jigawa-Kano trade corridor to promote a free trade where agricultural, livestock and manufactured goods will be accessible at low cost for the citizens of the two countries.

2016-10-02 Niger President in Abuja for Buhari Book Launch
[Premium Times] The President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, arrived Abuja on Sunday to attend the launch of a book written in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

2016-10-02 Ghana, Niger Through, Five to Go
[CAF] Ghana and Niger are the first two teams to qualify for the final tournament of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Madagascar 2017, leaving the final five spots to the ten teams in contention.

2016-09-28 Boko Haram Refugees in Niger Find Safety, but Lack Aid
[Al Jazeera] As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the northeastern border of Nigeria, more than 280,000 people have been displaced.

2016-09-28 Niger Aspire to Qualify for Madagascar - Tiemogo
[CAF] Last year, Niger hosted the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations but the Junior Menas fell like a pack of cards starting with a 2-0 loss to Nigeria in the tournament's opening match and eventually failed to qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

2016-09-26 Giraffes Make an Impressive Comeback in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] After decades of falling populations due to poaching and loss of habitat, giraffes are experiencing a comeback in Niger. Conservationists hope that other countries can learn from their success.

2016-09-26 Boko Haram Violence Leaves Families 'Teetering On Edge of Famine'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Over 6 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon face severe hunger, aid agencies warn

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