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2014-10-20 Region to Tighten Noose on Boko Haram
[Cameroon Tribune]They ended a workshop in Yaounde over the weekend on defining a common strategy for combatting the militants.

2014-10-17 Refugee Exodus Grows
[UN News]Amid an intensifying campaign of violence committed by insurgent groups in north-eastern Nigeria, the number of refugees fleeing the conflict into the West African country's neighbouring States has steadily increased significantly, the UN refugee agency warned today.

2014-10-16 Niger's Malnourished Children
[Deutsche Welle]In Niger, children with dusty blond hair are ubiquitous: It's a sure sign of widespread malnourishment. Resources are scarce, while fertility rates are soaring. Yet family planning is an uphill struggle.

2014-10-16 Niger's Malnourished Children
[Deutsche Welle]In Niger, children with dusty blond hair are ubiquitous: It's a sure sign of widespread malnourishment. Resources are scarce, while fertility rates are soaring. Yet family planning is an uphill struggle.

2014-10-17 Army Arrests 23 Niger Nationals Near in-Guezzam
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -A detachment of the forces of the People's National Army (ANP) arrested on Wednesday near In-Guezzam 23 Niger nationals, seized an all-terrain vehicle and other products, said Thursday the Department of National Defence a statement.

2014-10-13 Let Girls Be Girls, Not Brides
[Vanguard]Tecla, a young Zimbabwean girl, was sold for a few cows by her father to help alleviate the family's poverty. She was raped by her husband, became pregnant and contracted HIV. Her baby died soon after birth. Tecla was only 12 years old.

2014-10-13 Regional Ministers Meet on Boko Haram Action
[Premium Times]The foreign ministers of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Benin Republic and Niger will meet in Abuja on Monday to agree on appropriate legal framework for cross border military operations against Boko Haram insurgency in the region.

2014-10-13 France Destroys Al-Qaeda Convoy Carrying Arms From Libya to Mali
[RFI]France says its forces in Niger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

2014-10-12 Chipolopolo Fire Blanks
[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA yesterday battled to a virgin draw against Niger in the sweltering heat here to complicate the route to the Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

2014-10-12 Niger Gives Zambia 'Best' Uhuru Gift
[Times of Zambia]PLAYING West African opposition away has on most occasions proved a nightmare for Zambian football because of the alleged harsh treatment our teams are subjected to by their hosts.

2014-10-12 Fans Upset After Chipolopolo's Goalless Draw Against Niger
[Zambia Reports]Zambians have come out strong calling the Football Association of Zambia names after it carried an article on it's facebook page headlined "Zambia Keeps Afcon Hopes Alive With Goalless Draw" following a disappointing result in the 2015 Africa Cup qualifiers

2014-10-10 Chipolopolo Arrive in Niger
[Zambia Reports]Chipolopolo have arrived in Niger ahead of tomorrow's Morocco 2015 Africa Cup qualifier in Niamey.

2014-10-08 Jonathan Arrives Niamey for Extraordinary Summit to Tackle Terrorism
[This Day]President Goodluck Jonathan arrived Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, tuesday to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State on how to effectively tackle the activities of terrorists across the borders.

2014-10-09 Algeria Tightens Niger Border Security
[Magharebia]Algiers -Algerian troops arrested 20 alleged criminals attempting to cross the border with Niger, the defence ministry announced on Monday (October 6th).

2014-10-08 STF to Hand Over 34 Nigeriens to Immigration
[Daily Trust]Jos -About 34 nationals of Niger Republic who were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in Jos, Plateau State, will soon be handed over to the Immigration Service.

2014-10-07 Terrorism - President Jonathan to Confer With Leaders of Neighbouring Countries
[Vanguard]President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will undertake a one-day official visit to Niamey, capital of Niger Republic tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

2014-10-07 Jonathan for LCBC Summit in Niamey
[Guardian]Abuja -PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan will Tuesday leave Abuja for Niamey, the Nigerien capital, to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).

2014-10-05 African Union Condemns Attack On Peacekeepers
[VOA]The African Union (AU) has sharply condemned the attack on Niger peacekeepers serving with the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The attack left nine soldiers dead and others wounded during an ambush Friday in the West African country 15 kilometers east of Indelimane in Mali's northern Gao region.

2014-10-02 Aggressive Efforts Underway to Abolish Child Marriage by 2050
[MediaGlobal]The country of Niger ranks first amongst the world countries with the highest incidence of child marriages, considered a violation of the rights of a child.

2014-10-01 U.S Drone Base Causes Concern
[Deutsche Welle]The US is planning a new staging area for unmanned drones in Niger. Attacks against terror groups will be carried out from the city of Agadez.

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