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  1. Nigeria President Welcomes Regional Effort to Combat TerrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Voice of America

    ... to define a common strategy in the fight against terrorism within the region," said Abati. Regional leaders met in Niger's capital, Niamey last Tuesday for an extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission to ...

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  2. Ten Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed by Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | The Globe and Mail

    ... it has also tried to seize territory in remote areas near the Cameroon border, as well as carrying out incursions into Niger and Chad. The group attracted global condemnation when it abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April. There has ...

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  3. Freed Chinese hostages arrive in Cameroon's capitalRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | Newkerala.com

    Chinese workers, who were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants and later freed, arrived in Cameroon's capital Yaounde Saturday, media reported. The 10 Chinese workers arrived at Yaounde Airport Saturday morning on board a plane chartered by the Cameroon government, according to Xinhua.

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  4. Chipolopolo take off for NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Umupira

    Zambia left for Niger on a chartered plane on Thursday afternoon ahead of their must-win 2015 Africa Cup Group F qualifying match against Niger on Saturday in Niamey. Chipolopolo flew out from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka at 4:15p,m on a five hour, thirteen minute flight to Niger.

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  5. Ten Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed in CameroonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | AlertNet

    ... it has also tried to seize territory in remote areas near the Cameroon border, as well as carrying out incursions into Niger and Chad. The group attracted global condemnation when it abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April. There has ...

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  6. Boko Haram releases 27 hostages including Deputy PM's wife, Cameroon saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | The Independent

    ... the TRAC (Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium) the militant group based in Nigeria is also present in Chad and Niger. Boko Haram, which seeks to carve out an Islamic state in Nigeria under Sharia rule and has links to Al-Qaeda, was declared a ...

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  7. Boko Haram releases 27 hostages in CameroonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | The Daily Star

    ... to escape Boko Haram attacks, which have been stepped up in recent months. In July, Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and Niger agreed to form a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle Boko Haram militants. President Biya said in a statement on state radio: ...

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  8. Ten Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed in Cameroon - ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | AlertNet

    The Chinese workers were seized in May near the town of Waza, 20 km from the Nigerian border. The others freed include the wife of Cameroon's vice-prime minister who was seized in July, the presidency said.

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  9. West African force to counter Boko HaramRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Arab Times

    NIAMEY, Oct 8, : A regional force put in place to counter the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria will start operations in November, West African leaders decided after a summit in Niger on Tuesday. The leaders agreed to speed up the creation of a headquarters for the force and have military battalions deployed "to our respective borders" by Nov 1, the heads of state said in a joint statement.

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  10. Rwandan officials to handle Niger-Zambia tieRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Umupira

    THE CONFEDERATION of African Football has appointed Rwanda match officials to take charge of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between hosts Niger and Zambia on October 11. HuduMunyemanawill be the centre referee for the Group F game that will take place at Stade General SeyniKountche in Niamey, Niger at 16h00. FelicienKabanda and TheogeneNdagijimana will be the first and second assistant referees respectively, while IssaKagabo is the fourth official and the match commissioner, Essameldin Abdel Fattah Abdel is from Egypt.

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  11. Nigeria: Boko Haram- Cameroon, Others Yet to Fulfill Troops Surge PledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic are meeting at Niamey, capital of Niger, with the aim to finalise arrangements on troops coalition to fight the insurgent Boko Haram sect. The countries, under the Lake Chad Basin Commission said a special joint security task force is to be set up that will ensure deployment of troops at the borders of the countries to curb the sect's activities.

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  12. Nigeria: Jonathan Arrives Niamey for Extraordinary Summit to Tackle TerrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    President Goodluck Jonathan arrived Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, tuesday to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State on how to effectively tackle the activities of terrorists across the borders. The summit, according to an online news medium, Greenbarge Reporters, would also involve Heads of Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

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  13. African leaders to deploy coordinated forces to fight Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | ABC News

    The leaders of African nations Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Benin have announced plans to step up the fight against Boko Haram with an additional battalion and a command centre to tackle the militants whose insurgency has spread beyond Nigeria. The four heads of state and a representative of Cameroon's president said after meeting in Niger's capital Niamey that a command centre for an already agreed-upon multinational force, led by a chief of staff, will be in place by November 20. "The heads of state regrets the persistence of Boko Haram Islamic sect's atrocious acts of terror on people and security forces in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries," a statement said.

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  14. Regional leaders step up Boko Haram fight with troops, command centreRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Reuters

    Leaders of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Benin on Tuesday announced plans to step up the fight against Boko Haram with an additional battalion and a command centre to tackle the militants whose insurgency has spread beyond Nigeria, a statement said. Boko Haram's violent five-year campaign for an Islamic state has killed thousands and is threatening the stability of countries in the West and Central Africa regions.

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  15. Boko Haram Beheads Seven Civilians in NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Breitbart.com

    ... to reinforce the fight against Boko Haram. The summit is to be preceded by a meeting of the defense ministers of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Benin. The South-South and South-East chairman of Nigeria's Northern Forum, Alhaji Musa Saidu , has ...

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  16. Terrorism: Jonathan to meet with Lake Chad Basin leadersRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | In-depth Africa

    President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to be in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, today for a one-day official visit to enable him participate in an extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, where the leaders will further review the ongoing collaboration against terrorism. The meeting will afford him the opportunity to discuss with leaders of neighboring Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin Republic, with whom he is expected to agree on further joint action to curb terrorism and insurgency within and across their national boundaries.

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  17. Terrorism: Jonathan to confer with leaders of neighbouring countriesRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | Vanguard

    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will undertake a one-day official visit to Niamey, capital of Niger Republic tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government are expected to review ongoing collaboration against terrorism and agree on further joint action to curb terrorism and insurgency within and across their national boundaries.

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  18. Niger to stay in Mali after peacekeepers killedRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2014 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... surpassed 100 degrees in inland areas as a steaming autumn in the state seemed more like an endless summer. NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - Niger vowed Saturday that it will not be intimidated into leaving Mali a day after nine of its peacekeepers were killed ...

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  19. 9 UN troops killed in Mali ambushRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2014 | The Long War Journal

    Nine United Nations peacekeeping troops from Niger were killed yesterday in an ambush by unidentified assailants in the Gao region of Mali. No group has yet claimed the attack, but the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa and the Al Mourabitoun Brigade have been behind most of the recent attacks in Gao.

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  20. Nine UN troops killed in worst attack yet on Mali forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | AlertNet

    ... deadliest attack yet on U.N. troops in the west African nation, the mission said. The attack on the peacekeepers from Niger took place in the region of Gao and highlighted a sharp increase in strikes on foreign troops based in Mali to prevent the ...

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