Niger

Grandi praises generosity of Niger for hosting thousands of refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visits migrants and refugees now sheltered in Niger under UNHCR's care. © UNHCR/Jehad Nga<p>…

Africa

Leave Patience Jonathan Alone, Niger Delta Women Warn

Guardian, 20 June 2018<p>Some women yesterday protested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, against alleged harassment of wife of the immediate president, …

Africa

Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force, says Niger

A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the …

Africa

Nigeria:Warning of Planned Attack on Agip Facilities in Niger Delta

[Vanguard] Niger Delta Activists Forum, NDAF, has warned of planned attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta belonging to Nigeria Agip Oil …

Africa

Migrant children expelled to Niger in growing numbers as Europe and North Africa tighten borders | UNICEF West and Central Africa

<b>NIAMEY/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 8 June 2018</b> – An increasing number of migrant children are being expelled to Niger as countries across Europe and North …

Africa

The information in the 2017 Budget read: CONSTRUCTION AND FURNISHING OF 1 BLOCK OF 3 CLASSROOMS WITH OFFICE IN KPOTUN WORO PRIMARY SCHOOL, AGAIE LGA, NIGER SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT, NIGER STATE. Sani Mohammed is the senator representing the area, which is under the Niger South Senatorial District; N12million was allocated for the project.

At Kpotun Woro Primary School, the only primary school in Kpotun Woro — a community of 4,000 people in Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State — …

Africa

Sharia: Niger State Revokes Licences of Liquor Dealers - SIGNAL

The state government had in 2000 introduced the Sharia legal system in the state under which sale and consumption of alcohol and related beverages in …

Alcohol

Experts Differ with Official Report on Niger Ambush

In this video, two veterans analyze a Pentagon report on the 2017 Niger ambush that killed four servicemen<p>By<p>Thomas Di Fonzo and<p>Thomas Di Fonzo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@tomdfonzo<p>Tom Di Fonzo<p>thomas.difonzo@wsj.com<p>Nancy Youssef<p>Last October, four U.S. servicemen were killed following an ambush …

National Security

130 liberian migrants repatriated

Monrovia (liberia), June 8 (IANS/MAP) A total of 130 liberian migrants from Niger were repatriated by the International Organization for Migration …

North Africa

Niger Tornadoes' Mubarak Ejiogu after goal against Wikki Tourists | Goal.com

The forward is glad to get the goal that helped his side subdue the Giant Elephant on Sunday<p>Mubarak Ejiogu is delighted to see his side triumph 1-0 …

West Africa

Suicide bombers kill six in attack on Niger mosque

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers killed six people and wounded 37 late on Monday as they gathered at a mosque in southeastern Niger after breaking the Ramadan fast, the government said.<p>The attack occurred in the city of Diffa, near Lake Chad and the borders with Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon. …

World News

3 female suicide bombers kill at least 6 in Niger attack

A local official in Niger says three female suicide bombers have killed at least six people and wounded several others in an attack on a mosque in the country's southeast.<p>Elhadji Koura Boukar, a local councilor, says the women wearing explosive belts tried to enter the mosque in a southern area of …

Extremism

Niger's Issoufou urges countries to 'honour commitments' on migration

In an interview with FRANCE 24 in Paris, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou discussed migration, the political crisis in Libya and a recent crackdown on protests.<p>Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou said the latest migrant tragedy, in which dozens died at the weekend after their boat capsized off …

Africa

At least 9 people killed in terrorist attacks in Niger

At least 9 people killed in terrorist attacks in Niger<p>NIAMEY, June 5 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed on Monday night in Diffa city in …

Africa

Six dead, 38 injured in triple suicide bomb attack in Niger

Maradi - Six people have been killed and a further 38 injured in a trio of suicide bomb attacks in southern Niger, a hospital official said on …

Extremism

Nigeria:Jailbreak - 30 Inmates Re-Arrested

The Ministry of Interior said on Monday afternoon that 30 of the inmates who escaped from the Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night have been …

Africa

30 Inmates Recaptured After Jailbreak in Nigeria

Premium Times, 4 June 2018<p>Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Monday refuted allegations that the Sunday night attack by some gunmen on Minna …

Africa

Niger: West and Central Africa - Regional Mobility Mapping (May 2018)

Source: International Organization for MigrationCountry: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Italy, Libya, Mali, …

Africa

France's Macron Urges Donors to Quickly Finance Sahel Force

French President Emmanuel Macron called on international donors to quickly make financing available for the Sahel regional counterterror force. In a …

Africa

Akwa United v Niger Tornadoes Match Report, 03/06/2018, NPFL

The Promise Keepers got their third consecutive victory as they moved to the second position on the Nigeria topflight log<p>Akwa United continued with …

West Africa

Nigeria Jail Break - Police Hunt for 200 Prisoners

Vanguard, 4 June 2018<p>The Niger Command of the Nigeria Prisons Service has confirmed the death of its officer and a motorcyclist in the Sunday jail …

Africa

Nigeria:Niger Delta Militants Threaten Fresh Hostilities, Accuse Govt of Neglect

[Guardian] A coalition of militant groups in Niger Delta, the Joint Revolutionary Council, has threatened to resume hostilities, if the Federal …

Africa

Wasiu Alalade: Why Niger Tornadoes win was 'important' for Enyimba

After their home win over the Ikon Allah Boys, the People Elephants man revealed what inspired their late win over the visitors<p>Enyimba's Wasiu …

West Africa

Fire broke out on onshore oil rig operated by Depthwize in Nigeria's Niger Delta -witnesses | Reuters

YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 26 (Reuters) - A fire broke out on an onshore oil rig in Nigeria’s Niger Delta on Saturday, three witnesses told Reuters, adding that the fire was still burning as of noon.<p>The barge rig, the Majestic, is operated by Nigerian oil firm Depthwize, according to the company's …

Oil

U.N. criticizes Algeria for mass deportations of migrants

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>GENEVA/ALGIERS - The United Nations on Tuesday urged Algeria to stop rounding up and expelling sub-Saharan …

Africa

Democratic senator presses Pompeo on US forces in Niger

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wants answers from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the presence of US troops in Niger after four American service members were killed during an ambush by ISIS fighters there in October.<p>CNN has …

U.S. Politics

Nigeria:Flying Eagles Progress to Final Qualifying Round of Niger 2019

[Daily Trust] Nigeria have reached the final round of the qualification series for the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations after a 1-0 home defeat of …

Africa

U.S. Taking Steps to Reduce Vulnerability in Africa in Wake of Tongo Tongo Ambush

The <i>New York Times</i> reports that the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is taking concrete steps to ensure that its troops operating in Niger “plan missions …

Africa

New video reveals details of deadly Niger ambush - CNN Video

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Turner Broadcasting

Pentagon releases video depicting recovery of U.S. soldiers’ remains in Niger

The Pentagon on Thursday provided its most detailed account yet of the disastrous operation in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers last year, releasing a video that has been shown to Congress and includes drone footage of the recovery of the remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was missing for …

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