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Algeria Deports Hundreds of West African Migrants to Niger

DAKAR, Dec 9 – Algerian authorities have deported hundreds of West African migrants to Niger this week, trucking them thousands of miles across the desert in one of the biggest roundups seen this year, according to officials and human rights groups. Algeria has often sent migrants back to Niger since 2014 as the number of

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How to Stop People Dying From Aid Shortages? Tackle Roots of Crises

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in Niger travel miles by donkey cart to health centres in the hope of getting food for their malnourished infants, leaving their vegetable gardens unattended and chores undone, only to be turned away with nothing. Children in Somalia and Democratic Republic of Congo find

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More Than 100 Migrants Arrested in Niger Near Algerian Border

NIAMEY, April 25 – Niger’s security forces have arrested more than 100 people in the Sahara desert who were trying to illegally cross the country’s northern border into neighbouring Algeria, security sources said Monday. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said the arrests, which took place on Saturday, concerned 122 women and children found in

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Niger Holds Tense Vote; Issoufou Seeks Second Term

By Abdoulaye Massalaki NIAMEY, Feb 22 – Niger closed its land borders and ramped up security on Sunday for an election in which President Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a second term promising to crush Islamist militants and reduce the country’s deep poverty. Security forces patrolled cities and villages in case of unrest or militant attacks. Some voters

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Four Militants Detonate Suicide Bombs on Lake Chad Island

N’DJAMENA, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Four militants detonated suicide bombs after being found out by a group of locals on a Lake Chad island, killing three of the attackers but no one else, official and security sources said on Wednesday. The maze of islands and waterways on the shrinking shores of Lake Chad are a

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