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    Myanmar’s miasma

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2021

    WITH a couple of judicious amendments — substitute Myanmar for Niger and ‘old’ for ‘young’ — William Cosmo Monkhouse’s notorious limerick pretty much sums up...

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    ‘Many’ civilians killed in Niger gun attack

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 10:50am on January 03, 2021

    Gunmen killed a significant number of civilians in Niger on Saturday, authorities said, in the latest attack to rock the landlocked Sahel nation’s troubled western...

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    Ex-Chad minister Taha named OIC secretary general

    New Age Desk | Updated at 10:38am on November 29, 2020

    Hissein Brahim Taha has been elected secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Al-Ekhbariya reported on Saturday, reports Arab News. The former Chadian minister...

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    Bangladesh FM, secretary infected with coronavirus cancel Niger trip

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 02:02pm on November 25, 2020

    Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen and foreign secretary Masud bin Momen have been tested COVID-19 positive. They took COVID-19 test ahead of an air...

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    Troops launch manhunt after Niger killings, as France sets terror probe

    Agence France-Presse . Koure, Niger | Updated at 10:32pm on August 10, 2020

    Troops in Niger backed by French air power launched a hunt Monday for the killers of eight people, six of them French nationals, as prosecutors...

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    French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger

    Agence France-Presse. Koure, Niger | Updated at 11:09am on August 10, 2020

    Gunmen on motorcycles killed eight people including a group of French aid workers as they visited a part of Niger popular with tourists for its...

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    At least 12 soldiers killed, 10 hurt in Niger Boko Haram attack

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 02:11pm on May 20, 2020

    Twelve soldiers have been killed in a Boko Haram attack on an extremist outpost in Niger’s Diffa region, scene of recent clashes with jihadist fighters,...

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    At least 20 people killed in terrorist attacks in Niger

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 01:28pm on May 11, 2020

    Bandits riding motorbikes killed 20 villagers in a string of attacks in Niger’s western region of Tillaberi, the governor there told AFP on Sunday...

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    Niger clash kills four soldiers, 63 suspected ‘terrorists’

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 04:20pm on April 04, 2020

    Four Nigerien soldiers and 63 suspected terrorists were killed in fighting between the army and ‘heavily armed’ men in western Niger, a government statement said...

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    50 Boko Haram jihadists killed in Niger

    Agence-France-Presse . Niger | Updated at 11:54pm on March 17, 2020

    Fifty fighters of Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram were ‘neutralised’ during an overnight clash in the southeast of neighbouring Niger, the government said on Monday....