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2015-03-27 Nigerians Uprooted By Boko Haram Angry At Losing Chance to Vote
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar/Maiduguri -When Islamist Boko Haram militants beheaded Salma Buba's father in northern Nigeria last weekend, Buba was overcome by anger at what she saw as the government's failure to protect her family.

2015-03-25 Nigerian Refugees Receive Food As Border Violence Continues
[WFP] The only way to reach Sayam Forage, in a desert area of Niger's eastern edge, is on a bumpy road that never ends. Dusty shrubs flick by. The sameness of the landscape is hypnotic until we finally reach our destination, some 50 kilometres from the border with Nigeria.

2015-03-19 Thousands of Nigerian Refugees Seek Safety
[MSF] Médecins Sans Frontières begins activities to assist refugees in the Lake Chad region

2015-03-17 Nigeria, Nigerien and Chadian Militaries Brainstorm On Final Offensive Against Boko Haram
[This Day] The top brass of Nigerian, Nigerien and Chadian Armed Forces have met to fine-tune strategies in their collaborative efforts to flush the Boko Haram terrorists from their contiguous boundaries as well as deny them of using any part of their territory as a safe haven.

2015-03-17 Nigeria, Chad, Niger to Set Up Joint Military Operations Headquarters
[Daily Trust] The Defence Chiefs of Nigeria, Chad and Niger have agreed to set up a Joint Operations Headquarters (JOH) to fine tune coordination of collaborative operations to fight terrorism in the north eastern region of Nigeria.

2015-03-16 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees
[State Department] Funding Opportunity Announcement

2015-03-10 Possible IS-Boko Haram Alliance Unsettles Nigerians
[Deutsche Welle] Troops from Chad and Niger crossed into Nigeria on Monday as regional efforts to fight Boko Haram intensified. Meanwhile the Nigerian Islamist militants have pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).

2015-03-09 Niger, Chad Troops Open New Front Against Terror Group Boko Haram
[Deutsche Welle] Chad and Niger have launched a major offensive against militant group Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria. The fresh assault comes a day after the Islamists pledged allegiance to "Islamic State."

2015-03-09 Chad, Niger Fight Boko Haram in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Damaturu -Niger and Chad, yesterday, launched major ground and air strikes in the North-East against Boko Haram, after the militants formally pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

2015-03-09 Military Cautions MJTF Partners Over Comments
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian military yesterday cautioned its partners in the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) combating Boko Haram to stop comments that would undermine the counter terrorism operations.

2015-03-09 Military Upset Over Chad, Niger Incursion Reports
[Premium Times] The Nigerian military has raised concern over careless talks and undue exuberance by some individuals from the military of neighbouring countries involved in the Multinational Joint Task Force, MJNTF, which have the implication of destabilising the spirit of the joint efforts against terrorism within the sub-region.

2015-03-10 Regional Troops Retake Nigerian Town From Boko Haram
[Vanguard] Troops from Chad and Niger have retaken the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak as part of regional efforts to combat the Islamists who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants.

2015-03-09 Eight Niger Nationals Apprehended, Drugs Seized in South
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Eight (08) Niger nationals were arrested in Tamanrasset and a quantity of 1000 liters of fuel and 24.5 kg of drugs were seized Thursday and Friday in El Oued and Ghardaia by detachments of the People's National Army (ANP), the National Defence Ministry announced Friday in a statement.

2015-03-09 African Press Review 6 March 2015
[RFI] There is not a word in any Nigerian paper this Monday morning about the fact that neighbours Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday.

2015-03-05 School Meals Help Girls Reach Their Full Potential
[WFP] Jaria Issa, 14, from the village of Dogo, Zinder region, is the first of her ten siblings to continue her studies.

2015-03-04 Niger Tornadoes Set to Name New Coach
[Vanguard] The management of Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna would name a new Head Coach for club ahead of the 2014/2015 season on Friday.

2015-03-02 Algeria Grants Humanitarian Aid to Niger to Help Displaced, Refugees
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel delivered Saturday in Niamey (Niger) humanitarian aid (foodstuffs and medicines) that Algeria granted to Niger to help the displaced people of Niger and refugees particularly from Nigeria who fled the violent acts of the armed group Boko Haram.

2015-03-02 Grim Future for Terror Nigeria Victims That Fled to Niger
[CAJ News] Lagos -SCORES of Nigerian refugees that fled to Niger are contemplating a bleak future owing to the terror crisis spilling over to the host communities in the neighbouring country they sought refuge in, a humanitarian agency said.

2015-02-28 Ban Ki-moon Urges Efforts to Combat Terrorist Threat
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

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

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