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How the Elite Take Billions Offshore

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. (AllAfrica)

'We Are the Enemies of Our Leaders' - West Africa Leaks Journalists

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation. (AllAfrica)

New Super Eagles Jersey Hits Record 3 Million Pre-Orders

[This is Africa] Fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria cannot wait to own the famous green and white jersey. There has been a record number of worldwide orders for the jersey. Currently three million Super Eagles jerseys have been pre-ordered from NIKE. The jerseys will be up for sale starting from the 29th of May. (AllAfrica)

How Far Can Europe Push Back Its Borders? the Case of France in Niger

[The Conversation Africa] Migration control is now "high politics" in Europe and a priority for the EU. For example, on May 2, 2018, the European Commission proposed that the budget for the management of external borders, migration and asylum - set at 13 billion euros for the period 2014-2020 - be raised to 34.9 billion euros. (AllAfrica)

Niger Deports Sudanese to Libya

[AI London] More than a hundred Sudanese nationals deported to Libya in critical situation and at risk of serious abuses including torture (AllAfrica)

Niger Sends Sudanese Refugees Back to Libya

[IRIN] Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped. (AllAfrica)

Longtime Jihadist Leads Group that Claimed Niger Attack

[VOA] Not much is known about the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, the group that claimed responsibility for killing four U.S. and four Nigerien soldiers in western Niger last October. (AllAfrica)

US Mission Was Overwhelmed by Unprecedented IS Force -Report

[VOA] A U.S. Special Forces mission that resulted in the deaths of four American soldiers and four Nigerien soldiers was plagued by problems up and down the chain of command but was ultimately done in by an unprecedented show of force at the hands of an Islamic State-linked terror group, an investigation found. (AllAfrica)

Gondwana City Producer Catherine Guérin Talks About Comedy Feature Welcome to Gondwana

[Balancing Act] London -"Welcome to Gondwana" is the first feature film directed by Mamane, a comedian of Nigerienne descent who has made his way on to RFI radio and performed at the Jamel Comedy Club. The feature film tells the adventures of a team of electoral observers sent to a French-speaking African country, Gondwana, to monitor the organization of a presidential election. Between corruption and abuse of power, these slightly naive delegates discover the beauty of a country and how the wheels of a perverted electoral system (AllAfrica)

CPJ Calls On Niger to Stop Persecuting Journalist Baba Alpha

[CPJ] New York -Nigerien authorities should reverse the expulsion of journalist Baba Alpha and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. After jailing him for a year, authorities on April 3 released Baba Alpha, a journalist with the privately owned radio and television news agency Bonferey, and drove him to Labbezanga, a town in northeastern Mali on the border with Niger, the journalist told CPJ. (AllAfrica)

Climate Change Threatens Livelihoods of 130m Niger Basin Inhabitants

[Guardian] Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has said the livelihoods of over 130 million people living in the Niger Basin were at risk of climate change and other environmental challenges. (AllAfrica)

Hilal Survive Uyo Scare to Go Through With Enyimba

[CAF] Sudanese side, El Hilal progressed to the mini-league stage despite losing 3-1 to Akwa United in their 2nd 1/16th round second leg on Wednesday at the Uyo International Stadium. (AllAfrica)

German Aid Worker Kidnapped

[Deutsche Welle] A German aid worker has been kidnapped in western Niger near the Mali border. Islamists are believed to be responsible for the kidnapping, according to local media. (AllAfrica)

'I Am Not Afraid of Dying, As Long As I Can Die in My Sleep' - a Poignant Confession By Migrant Stranded in Agadez, Niger

[IFRC] It's only 11 o'clock in the morning and Moussa Koulibaly is already sipping his sixth cup of Senegalese attaya-tea mixed with sugar and mint. (AllAfrica)

IMF Staff Completes Visit to Niger

[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision. (AllAfrica)

G5 Police Workshop in Niamey

[EASS] A three day workshop arranged by Niger brings together police forces from all the G5 countries between 10 and 12 April. (AllAfrica)

MFM Coach Ilechukwu Laments Djoliba Loss

[CAF] Chances of Nigerian side, Mountain of Fire & Miracles (MFM), progressing further in second-tier continental club championship looks bleak considering the outburst of their youthful coach Fidelis Ilechukwu. (AllAfrica)

Railway Development - Benin, Niger Seek Chinese Funding for Rail Link

[Cameroon Tribune] The line is meant to complete the West African rail network. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Returnees From Libya, Niger Face Uncertain Future

[IPS] Dakar -Bouba Diop looks in delight at his uncle's newly refurbished food canteen in the poor township of Keur Massar on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Separatist Conflict Halts Cameroon-Nigeria Business

[VOA] Separatist violence in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon along the border with Nigeria have completely stalled trade between the two countries. Buses no longer ply the Bamenda-Enugu road corridor as attacks and kidnappings continue. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Blamed for Nonstop Cholera Outbreaks

[CAJ News] Maiduguri -A new cholera outbreak in the terror prone northeast Nigeria has left three people dead. (AllAfrica)

Resettlement Program Suspended for African Refugees

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency says it has been forced to temporarily suspend an operation to resettle African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger because too few countries have agreed to accept them. (AllAfrica)

Pentagon Waiting to Release Results of Investigation into Deadly Niger Ambush

[VOA] U.S. lawmakers are no closer to getting a look at the completed report on an ambush by an Islamic State-affiliated group that killed four U.S. special forces soldiers last October in Niger. (AllAfrica)

Military Force Won't Solve Africa's Problems - U.S. Military Commander

[Africom] A presentation by General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, to the Armed Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC: (AllAfrica)

Islamic State Militants Releases Video of Deadly Ambush in Niger

[VOA] A propaganda video released by Islamic State appears to show an ambush in Niger that killed four American soldiers last year. (AllAfrica)

Hawks Looking to Shove Aside Nigerian League Leaders Akwa

[Foroyaa] Gambia's Banjul Hawks are looking to boot Nigeria's Akwa United to seal a place in the first round qualifiers of the Caf Confederation Cup. (AllAfrica)

Calls for Fewer Ground Missions After Ambush

[VOA] The New York Times is reporting that a draft military investigation into the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger last year calls for the Pentagon to reduce the number of ground missions in West Africa. (AllAfrica)

Govt Confirms Detention of Separatist Leaders

[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon's government has confirmed that it is holding anglophone separatist leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe after he disappeared in early January in Abuja, Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Bayajida - the Legend of Hausa Land

[Deutsche Welle] Historians doubt that Bayajida existed, but the legend of Bayajida remains powerful. It refers to him as the man whose lineage founded the Hausa nation. The legend is re-enacted yearly in Daura, Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Military Probes Twitter Post Claiming to Show U.S. Troops Killed in Niger

[VOA] Pentagon -The U.S. military is reviewing images posted on the social media site Twitter that claim to show dead American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger last year. (AllAfrica)

Railway Line to Niger Republic?

[Guardian] In his New Year Day broadcast to the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari, among other policy matters, outlined his plan for the development of the economy, the transportation sector, especially the railway network in Nigeria with a view to connecting the entire country. (AllAfrica)