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Niger museum is eclectic national ‘mirror’

It has displays covering art, history, dinosaurs, nuclear energy, craftwork and music as well as live animals, for it is also a zoo The post Niger museum is eclectic national ‘mirror’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Africa, Diversity, History, Zoo, Dinosaurs, Niger, Openaccess, Sahel, Nuclear Energy, Top Six, National museum of Niger


100 people killed in attacks on Niger villages, says prime minister

One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of the deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by Islamist violence.
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Death toll rises to 100 after attacks on Niger villages

The government said suspected jihadists ambushed the two villages near Niger's border with Mali.
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Niger village attacks: Death toll rises to 100

The government said suspected jihadists ambushed the two villages near Niger's border with Mali.
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At least 100 die in Niger attacks blamed on jihadists

Attacks on two villages were launched just as first-round results were announced in presidential election“Terrorists” have killed around 100 people in two villages in western Niger, the latest in a string of civilian massacres that have rocked the jihadist-plagued Tillaberi region, a local mayor has said.The attacks on the villages of Tchoma Bangou and Zaroumadareye occurred on Saturday just as first-round presidential election results were announced. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, Africa, World news, Mali, Al-Qaida, Burkina Faso, Niger, Tillaberi, Tchoma Bangou, Zaroumadareye


Suspected militants stormed two villages in western Niger late Saturday, killing at least 56 civilians and wounding 20 others. The...

Niger's government says gunmen have killed more than 70 people in a suspected terror attack near the border with Mali. The onslaught...
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Suspected Islamists kill dozens in attacks on two Niger villages

The government said soldiers had been sent to protect the area, close to Niger's border with Mali.
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Suspected Islamists kill 'around 79 people' in Niger attacks

The government said soldiers had been sent to protect the area, close to Niger's border with Mali.
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Suspected Islamists kill 'at least 56 people' in Niger attacks

The government said soldiers had been sent to protect the area, close to Niger's border with Mali.
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At least 70 killed in suspected Islamist attacks in Niger

Villages near western border zone with Mali hit by simultaneous strikesAt least 70 civilians have been killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist militants in Niger, near the border zone with Mali, security sources have said.About 49 villagers were killed and 17 people wounded in the village of Tchombangou, said one of the security sources on Saturday, who requested anonymity. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, Africa, World news, Mali, Al-Qaida, Burkina Faso, Niger, Tchombangou


Turkey goes on charm offensive in West Africa

The foreign minister’s visits to Mali, Senegal and Niger leverage colonial-era hurts to pave the way for Turkey’s investment in francophone Africa The post Turkey goes on charm offensive in West Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Senegal, Turkey, Paris, West Africa, Mali, Omer Celik, Niger, Ankara, Openaccess, Emmanuel Macron, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Mevlut Cavusoglu, MALI Senegal, Top Six, Salif Keita


Israeli soccer team whose notorious fans chant 'death to the Arabs' set to be bought by sheikh from Abu Dhabi for $100m

Beitar Jerusalem fans have a history of chanting anti-Arab slogans AFP via Getty Images A member of Abu Dhabi's royal family is in advanced talks to buy Beitar Jerusalem. The sheikh is reportedly set to invest $100 million in the soccer team. The club has a long history of chanting anti-Arab abuse and targeting Muslim players. Beitar Jerusalem's owners have travelled to Dubai to try and bring negotiations to a close. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sheikh Hamad bin Khal...
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An Emerging Ministers of Justice Movement

Since April, we have been calling for justice leaders of the world to get out of their national cubby holes and come together to share fears, failures, successes, and strategies, just like public health minister are doing. The COVID-19 crisis is too big and too unprecedented to deal with on your own national level. On 20 October, 22 ministers of justice did just that at the Justice for All in a Global Emergency meeting convened by Minister of Justice of Canada, David Lametti (see end for partici...
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Coronavirus live news: South Australia confirms three local cases, US hits daily world record again

US records 177,000 new cases, according to Johns Hopkins University; zero new infections in Australian states of New South Wales and VictoriaPacked crowds and euphoric leaders: Australia revels in Covid-free daysCovid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery‘Failure is not an option’: Biden’s Covid taskforce ready to step upScientists warn of Christmas Covid surge if tier system returns 6.47am GMT Here ...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, New South Wales, New Zealand, Associated Press, Biden, South Australia, Niger, Sahel


Trump praises military rescue of U.S. hostage

Forces including Navy SEALs rescued 27-year-old Philip Walton, who had been abducted on Tuesday from his home in neighboring southern Niger, two U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity, adding that no U.S. troops were hurt. "We got our young man back, and the other side suffered gravely," Trump said during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.
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Navy SEALs rescue American hostage Philipe Nathan in Nigeria

An American citizen kidnapped in Niger last week has been rescued in neighboring Nigeria by U.S. special forces. “Last night, our...
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US special operations forces rescue American citizen held hostage in Nigeria

US special operations forces on Saturday rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in northern Nigeria, the Pentagon said.
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US special forces rescue abducted American in Nigeria, officials say

Operation believed to have killed several captors of Philip Walton, 27, taken captive on Tuesday in NigerUS special forces rescued an American citizen in an operation on Saturday in northern Nigeria that is believed to have killed several of his captors, US officials said.Forces including navy Seals rescued Philip Walton, 27, who was abducted on Tuesday from his home in neighboring southern Niger, two US officials said on condition of anonymity, adding that no US troops were hurt. Continue readi...
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Niger: American hostage rescued by US special forces

Philip Walton, an American citizen, was abducted from a village in Niger by armed men on Monday.
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Navy Commandos Rescue American Kidnapped in Niger

U.S. Special Operations forces conducted a predawn raid in neighboring Nigeria to free the American before he could be sold to terrorists.
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US forces rescue American citizen held hostage in Nigeria

US forces on Saturday rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in northern Nigeria, the Pentagon said.
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SEAL Team Six Rescues American Hostage in Nigeria

SEAL Team Six has rescued an American who was being held hostage by a criminal gang in Northern Nigeria, according to reports.The gang kidnapped 27-year-old Philip Walton in Niger, which borders Nigeria, earlier this week. Officials worried the gang would sell Walton to terrorists, CBS News reported. A number of Walton's captors were killed in the raid, according to Fox News."U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover ...
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U.S. citizen kidnapped in Niger rescued in military operation

Philipe Nathan Walton was taken from his farm in southern Niger early Tuesday.
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African Apocalypse review – startling journey into Niger's heart of darkness

British-Nigerian poet Femi Nylander uncovers the atrocities of a rogue French officer whose impact is still being felt todayMany real-life figures have been proposed as having inspired Heart of Darkness’s bloody outrider Kurtz, but this fascinating historical documentary-cum-personal journey finds a close match in the French army captain Paul Voulet. Or just “Paul”, as British-Nigerian activist and poet Femi Nylander accusingly names him as he follows the colonialist’s 1899 journey along what is...
Tags: Europe, Books, Film, France, Africa, World news, Culture, Paris, Colonialism, Niger, PAUL, Lake Chad, Niger Nigeria, Kurtz, Nylander, Joseph Conrad


US citizen abducted in Niger, State Department says

A US citizen has been abducted in Niger, the US State Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday.
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Sahel region is 'canary in the coalmine' on climate, says UN official

Mark Lowcoft criticises ‘totally inadequate’ effort to help Sahel countries adapt to global heatingAfrica’s Sahel region is at the centre of accelerating climate change and “a canary in the coalmine of our warming planet”, the United Nation’s top humanitarian official has said.Mark Lowcock, the UN’s undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said the Sahel was facing tragedy after an “alarming deterioration” in recent years that had led to tens of millions of people being displaced, rising...
Tags: Climate Change, Africa, Environment, World news, United Nations, Mali, Un, Burkina Faso, Niger, United Nation, Sahel, Mark Lowcock, Mark Lowcoft


Jihadists kill 14 soldiers in attack on Nigerian army base

Islamic State West Africa Province fighters fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, sources sayJihadists linked to the Islamic State group have killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on an army base, military sources have said.Two sources told Agence France-Presse on condition of anonymity that fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group had attacked the base in Jakana on Friday evening, firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Agence France Presse, ISWAP, Islamic State West Africa Province, Jakana


Migrant evacuation flights resume from Libya, U.N. agency says

United Nations evacuation flights for migrants stuck in Libya have resumed after being suspended because of the global pandemic, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. More than 150 people from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, including 15 children under 18 years old, flew to Niger later on Thursday where they are now in quarantine, the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
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The Latest: 'Bolder measures:' Africans seek help for virus

African nations have come out swinging on the third day of the United Nations annual gathering of world leaders, calling for dramatic fiscal measures to help the continent’s economies survive the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to purely and simply cancel this debt,” said Niger’s president, Issoufou Mahamadou.
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Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration

Exclusive: African state says it has agreements with oil companies in Lake Chad areaChad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region, it can be revealed.In a letter leaked to the Guardian, Chad’s tourism and culture minister wrote to Unesco, the body which awards the world heritage designation, asking to “postpone the process of registering Lake Chad on the world heritage list”. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Nigeria, Africa, Environment, Oil, World news, Unesco, Mining, Fossil Fuels, Oil Spills, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Lake Chad, Lake Chad areaChad, Guardian Chad