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Mali: US Issues Travel Alert for its Citizens

The United States’ embassy in Mali on Monday issued travel warning and travel alert to its citizens to be careful of their movements in the West African nation. The move comes after Jeffery Woodke, a U.S. aid worker who has lived and worked in northern Niger for up to two decades, has been kidnapped by […]

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Migration Tops Agenda of Idriss Deby’s Visit in Germany

Chad president Idriss Deby on Wednesday urged the European Union to seek a deal with countries across Africa’s desert Sahel region if it wants to curb the influx of migrants. “We can only resolve the issue if we involve the G5 frontline states –Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger– not through country by country […]

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People killed in Ethiopia Protests Could Exceed 500 – PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Desalegn Hailemariam, said the number of people killed in the anti-government protests in the country could exceed 500. He made the statement during a joint press conference in Addis Ababa Monday with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel who was on an official visit in the Horn of Africa nation. Hailemariam reiterated the […]

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Angela Merkel Visits Niger, Promises Cash, Military Vehicles

The German chancellor Angela Merkel on official visit in Niger on Monday promised cash and military vehicles to help the west-African nation fight human traffickers and militant Islamists. Merkel, who is under intense political pressure for allowing nearly a million migrants into the county last year, admitted after meeting Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou that her […]

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Dangote Lost 35% of his Wealth in 2016 – Bloomberg

The fortune of Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has fallen by 35% in 2016, on the back of a commodities slump coupled with falling stock prices and a devaluation of the Naira, Bloomberg reports. Two month ago, the business news outlet had reported that Dangote who made most of his fortune in cement and sugar […]

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Nigeria: WFP Needs $52m to Support Boko Haram Victims

The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said it requires $52 million to continue providing life-saving assistance to people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency has devastated northeastern Nigeria and has spread to Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The humanitarian situation relative to food insecurity in the region is classified […]

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Malian Rival Groups Ink Peace Deal in Niger

An agreement signed under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Niger on Monday indicated that members of the coalition of movements of Azawad and the combatants of the Gatia are now in charge of the management of the city of Kidal, north of Mali. The agreement, which provides for a “group of security management […]

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West-Africa needs a joint multinational force – Niger president

Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou said recent terrorist attacks in west-Africa means more effort is necessary to combat terrorism in the region. The Nigerien President made the statement on Monday during a five nation Council Conference known in French as “Conseil de L’Entente,” which brought together heads of state from Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin and […]

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Suicide bomber kills 10 in northern Cameroon

About 10 people were killed and several injured in a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday in a town in the Far North region of Cameroon. “A Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the night at Djakana close to the Nigerian border, killing ten people,” AFP reported quoting local sources. “At the time, seven people […]

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WFP to Double Aid to Niger’s Conflict-Torn Diffa Region

Faced with a new wave of displacement following recent Boko Haram attacks in Niger’s south-eastern Diffa region and with needs on the rise, the United Nations food relief agency announced plans to double its food and nutrition assistance, aiming to gradually increase its life-saving support to more than 250,000 people in Niger’s embattled southern region. […]

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