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# niger - Monday 10 August, 2020

French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger

A French aid group said several of its workers were among those killed during a tourist outing.

# niger - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow

If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.

# niger - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Mother of US soldier killed in Niger accuses Trump of 'disrespecting' her son

Hours earlier, Trump denied the claims that were made, saying that he had proof.

'He knew what he signed up for': Trump faces backlash over call to soldier's widow

La David Johnson was killed in Niger earlier this month.

# niger - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush

The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.

# niger - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Over 40 people including women and infant children die of thirst in Sahara desert

A car carrying a number of migrants broke down in the middle of the desert.

# niger - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.

# niger - Friday 16 January, 2015

Four killed, 45 injured in violent protests against Charlie Hebdo cover

A doctor in the Zinder’s hospital said that all of the dead and three of the injured had gunshot wounds.

# niger - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about water restrictions again, unemployment and 48 children who died of thirst.

# niger - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ireland gives 4,500 blankets, 150 tents and 2,100 mosquito nets to Niger

About 8,500 families have been displaced because of recent flooding.

# niger - Sunday 20 January, 2013

From The42 AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high Day 2

AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high

After no goals on the opening day, there were five scored in Group B’s first set of matches.

# niger - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# niger - Monday 27 August, 2012

35 tonnes of Irish aid flown to Niger after floods

Severe floods struck the regions of Tillaberi and Dosso earlier this month, following on the heels of a food crisis and refugee crisis.

# niger - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Flash flooding displaces thousands in Niger

Plan Ireland has said that children are at risk of waterborne diseases because of their weaker immune systems

# niger - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Niger: Food crisis affecting 13 million in West Africa

Cereal production has fallen by as much as 62 per cent in some countries.

# niger - Saturday 9 June, 2012

UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast

Seven peacekeepers were killed during Friday’s ambushes.

# niger - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# niger - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Libya calls for extradition of Gaddafi son

Al-Saadi Gaddafi fled to neighbouring Niger after Tripoli fell to rebel fighters.

# niger - Thursday 19 January, 2012

From The42 African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C AFCON This post contains videos

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C

Morocco and Tunisia will fancy their chances of booking places in the knockout stages, but Group C is bound to be tightly-contested.

# niger - Friday 28 October, 2011

International Criminal Court dealing 'indirectly' with Gaddafi's son

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has said he is in indirect negotiations with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.

# niger - Monday 12 September, 2011

Confirmed: Gaddafi's son flees across border to Niger

Authorities in Niger have announced that al-Saadi Gaddafi was captured by a military patrol after escaping from Libya.

# niger - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Gaddafi denies leaving Libya in latest TV message

The ousted Libyan leader says the rebels who pushed him out are a “bunch of mercenaries, thugs and traitors”.

# niger - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Libyan troop convoy reaches Niger and heads for capital but is Gaddafi with them?

Gaddafi remains popular amongst some African tribes for his previous financial backing of them.