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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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Boko Haram Tops Agenda of Niger President’s Talks in France

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou arrived in France on Monday for talks aimed at building a stronger coalition to battle the Islamist militants of Boko Haram in the West-African nation. Issoufou’s visit comes 10 days after the attack of Boko Haram in the city of Bosso on the border with Nigeria, which left 32 soldiers dead […]

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Chad Sends Troops to Niger to Fight Boko Haram

The Chadian government has sent 2000 troops to neighboring Niger this week to aid prepare a counterattack in the Nigerien town of Bosso after insurgents took over the town in a deadly clash. About 30 soldiers were killed in the clashes. The militants’ onslaught forced 50,000 people to flee the area, according to the UN […]

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