Ranchers Hurting Because of Nigeria Border Closure

[VOA] Cameroon has closed its border with Nigeria in the north, after a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants on Cameroonian ranchers. The closure is meant to protect the ranchers’ cattle, but it is hurting the ranchers’ business.

[VOA] Cameroon has closed its border with Nigeria in the north, after a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants on Cameroonian ranchers. The closure is meant to protect the ranchers' cattle, but it is hurting the ranchers' business.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

A Move Toward Justice for Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers — along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol — picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers.

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers -- along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol -- picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers.

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As Tractors Dig to Green the Land, Niger Women Lose Out On Work

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Doumba -Land projects such as this one have turned large tracts of Niger from brown to green in recent years and made parts of the hot, dry West African nation productive again

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Doumba -Land projects such as this one have turned large tracts of Niger from brown to green in recent years and made parts of the hot, dry West African nation productive again

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Armed U.S. Drones to Start Flying Over Niger

[VOA] The United States and Niger have reached an agreement permitting armed American military drones for use against jihadist terror groups in the African nation, a U.S. official told VOA.

[VOA] The United States and Niger have reached an agreement permitting armed American military drones for use against jihadist terror groups in the African nation, a U.S. official told VOA.

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More Remains of U.S. Army Soldier Killed in Niger are Found

[VOA] Additional remains of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson were found in Niger on November 12, an unnamed U.S. official said Tuesday. Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed on October 4 when their convoy was ambushed as it left the vill…

[VOA] Additional remains of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson were found in Niger on November 12, an unnamed U.S. official said Tuesday. Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed on October 4 when their convoy was ambushed as it left the village of Tongo Tongo.

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Ibrahim Mahmoud Meets Nigerian Ambassador to Khartoum

[SNA] Khartoum -The assistant of the president of the republic, the Deputy Chairman of the National Congress Party for the Party’s Affairs, engineer, Ibrahime Mahmoud, discussed with the Nigerian ambassador to Khartoum ways to enhance cooperation betwe…

[SNA] Khartoum -The assistant of the president of the republic, the Deputy Chairman of the National Congress Party for the Party's Affairs, engineer, Ibrahime Mahmoud, discussed with the Nigerian ambassador to Khartoum ways to enhance cooperation between the ruling parties in the two countries, for the development of common interests.

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Niger – a Reminder of Why the U.S. Military’s Presence Africa Needs Constant Scrutiny

[The Conversation Africa] On October 4 an American Special Forces team was ambushed by a contingent of Islamic State affiliated fighters in Niger. Four American soldiers were killed and two wounded. The team of 12 soldiers was returning from a meeting …

[The Conversation Africa] On October 4 an American Special Forces team was ambushed by a contingent of Islamic State affiliated fighters in Niger. Four American soldiers were killed and two wounded. The team of 12 soldiers was returning from a meeting with community leaders when it ran into a group of up to 50 terrorists.

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5 Niger Republic Nationals in Police Net for Grazing Cattle On Farmlands

[Vanguard] Katsina -FIVE herdsmen from Niger Republic have been arrested by officers of Katsina State Police Command for grazing their cattle on farmlands and destroying crops at Daddara village of Jibia Local Government Area.

[Vanguard] Katsina -FIVE herdsmen from Niger Republic have been arrested by officers of Katsina State Police Command for grazing their cattle on farmlands and destroying crops at Daddara village of Jibia Local Government Area.

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America’s Options in Niger – Join Forces to Reduce Tensions, or Fan the Flames

[The Conversation Africa] Numerous reports have appeared recently about beefing up US military presence in Niger, and potentially allowing American forces to more actively target suspected jihadist leaders in the region. This follows the deaths of US a…

[The Conversation Africa] Numerous reports have appeared recently about beefing up US military presence in Niger, and potentially allowing American forces to more actively target suspected jihadist leaders in the region. This follows the deaths of US and Nigerien soldiers in Niger on October 4.

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G5 Sahel Joint Military Force to Tackle Terrorism

[VOA] An ambush that killed four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger recently drew attention to the deteriorating security situation in parts of the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa.

[VOA] An ambush that killed four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger recently drew attention to the deteriorating security situation in parts of the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger