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U.S. Military Confirms Death of 3 Soldiers

[VOA] The U.S. military has confirmed three U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when a joint U.S.-Niger military patrol was attacked Wednesday in southwestern Niger. (AllAfrica)

Niger Clash Kills U.S. and Nigerien Troops

[ICG] A deadly ambush near the Niger-Mali border on 4 October marked the unprecedented killing of American and Nigerien forces in the region. In this Q&A, Deputy West Africa Project Director Jean-Hervé Jezequel and Research Assistant Hamza Cherbib say that jihadist violence cannot be divorced from deeper inter-communal tensions related to local competition over resources and illicit economic activity. (AllAfrica)

Boys and Girls Enter Teens With Gender Stereotypes Firmly Set

[The Conversation Africa] A team of international experts have just published the most comprehensive analysis to date of how children on the cusp of adolescence perceive growing up as a boy or girl. The Global Adolescent Study involved a series of interviews conducted over the last four years with hundreds of early adolescents and their parents in 15 countries. These included Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and South Africa. We asked lead researcher Kristin Mmari to explain the signific (AllAfrica)

'We Lose Entire Communities in the Blink of an Eye and People Do Not Seem to Look'

[African Arguments] The crisis in Lake Chad Basin is one of the most desperate, and neglected, in the world. (AllAfrica)

Floods Leave Tens of Thousands Homeless As Rebuilding Lags

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Niamey -"I used to have two houses, both of which collapsed with the rain" (AllAfrica)

Niger, Guinea Progress in WAFU Cup

[CAF] After the slow start to day one, Sunday's batch of matches recorded six goals with Benin and Guinea going through to the next round of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Human Trafficking Accused Pastor Denied Bail Again

[News24Wire] The charismatic Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso failed to present any new facts to the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court in his second bail application, and will therefore remain behind bars for now. (AllAfrica)

Ellen Consoles Niger

[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence and solidarity message to the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, following heavy torrential rain resulting in the death of at least 44 persons and injury to an additional 11,000 persons as well as the destruction to homes, other infrastructure and livestock. (AllAfrica)

Hundreds of Homes Destroyed in Flooding

[allAfrica] After last week's catastrophes in Maradi and Zinder, which left seven people dead and more than a thousand affected, torrential rains in the capital Niamey on Saturday destroyed several houses. More than 400 houses collapsed in the village of Gaba Goura after early morning rains. The 118 mm of rainfall left Gaba Goura, one of the oldest districts around the capital, flooded - leaving residents with nothing. (AllAfrica)

Fighting Impunity - Police Officers Sentenced for Brutalising Demonstrator

[MFWA] Three officers from the anti-riot squad of the Niger Police were on August 22, 2017, sentenced to one year imprisonment each and ordered to pay 15 million CFA ($ 26,993 US) in compensation to a student who was detained and brutalised during demonstrations which took place in mid-April 2017. (AllAfrica)

Niger Smugglers Take Migrants On Deadlier Saharan Routes - UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"Cars break down, drivers get lost and migrants get abandoned" (AllAfrica)

Forces Conduct Unauthorized Search of UN Main Base

[Deutsche Welle] Nigerian forces raided the UN's compound in Maiduguri, the epicenter of a conflict with Islamist group Boko Haram. The search could hurt the already fragile relationship between the military and the world body. (AllAfrica)

Fear of Boko Haram Drives Thousands to Flee From Niger to Chad

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Fear of Boko Haram attacks has driven at least 7,000 people from Niger to seek refuge in Chad in the last week, and thousands more may cross the border if the violence escalates, the United Nations said. (AllAfrica)

Return of Nigerian Refugees Should Be Voluntary - AU

[VOA] The African Union Peace and Security Council has urged Cameroon to ensure the repatriation of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram is done on a voluntary basis. (AllAfrica)

Rumoured Killings in Bakassi - Nigerian Community Refutes Allegations

[Cameroon Tribune] A crisis meeting chaired by the SDO of Ndian held on July 20, 2017 in Idabato. (AllAfrica)

A Forgotten Community - the Little Town in Niger Keeping the Lights On in France

[African Arguments] Welcome to Arlit, the impoverished uranium capital of Africa. (AllAfrica)

How Jobs Can Help Niger Win the War Against Boko Haram

[IRIN] Demobilising ex-combatants as part of a peace deal is hard to do at the best of times. But increasingly - from Kenya to Somalia - it's being tried in the middle of ongoing anti-insurgency conflicts, which adds a whole new level of complication. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Ups Its Pressure On Niger

[IRIN] There has been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram violence in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, adding to the caseload of an already underfunded humanitarian crisis. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Suspected in Deadly Niger Attack

[Al Jazeera] Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least nine people and abducted as many as 40 others in southeast Niger, according to local officials. (AllAfrica)

UN Agency Saves 600 Stranded Migrants in Sahara Desert, but 52 Dead in Niger

[UN News] The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive. (AllAfrica)

Dozens Feared Dead After Being Abandoned in Desert

[Al Jazeera] Dozens of people are feared dead after human traffickers abandoned them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior local official said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

AU Welcomes UN Resolution of Joint Force for Sahel States

[Premium Times] The African Union, AU, on Friday welcomed the UN Resolution for the deployment of a joint force for the Group of Five for Sahel States, FC-G5S. (AllAfrica)

5.6 Million Children At Risk of Waterborne Diseases As Rainy Season Hits Communities Affected By Lake Chad Crisis

[Unicef] Dakar/ Geneva/Abuja -More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned today. The threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased population movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast. (AllAfrica)

The European Union and the Sahel, Fact Sheet

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The EU supports the Sahel countries - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger - in areas of shared interest such as security, migration, terrorism, the humanitarian response, resilience building and long-term development. (AllAfrica)

Niger Ready to Enhance Cooperation With China - President

[Focac] Niamey -Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has expressed his country's readiness to enhance cooperation with China in various fields. (AllAfrica)

More Than 40 Migrants 'Die of Thirst' in Niger

[Al Jazeera] Babies and women were among the 44 migrants found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Dozens of Migrants Die in Desert After Breakdown

[Deutsche Welle] Forty-four migrants from Ghana and Nigeria have died of thirst in Niger after their truck broke down en route to Libya. The Red Cross says three children and three babies were among the victims. (AllAfrica)

Famine Looms in Former Boko Haram Stronghold

[VOA] The United Nations is warning that more than 1.4 million people in northeastern Nigeria could face famine by September because of a severe funding shortage. To date, only 28 percent of the U.N. appeal for more than $1 billion to provide humanitarian aid for nearly seven million people has been received. (AllAfrica)

G7 Gives Africa the Cold Shoulder

[Deutsche Welle] Despite inviting several heads of state from Africa, G7 leaders meeting in Sicily had little to say about the many challenges facing the continent. Migration and terrorism are only some of them. (AllAfrica)

Abu Najma Receives the Niger Ruling Party Assistant Secretary General

[SNA] Khartoum -The Acting Deputy President of the National Congress Party, Dr. Intisar Abu Najma on Sunday received the visiting Assistant Secretary General of the ruling party in Niger, Abul Gassim Andatou, and the accompanying delegation who are currently on a visit to the country for coordination with the secretariat General of the African Political parties council on the upcoming media for7um set to take place in Niger, coming June. (AllAfrica)

Loans for Storing Crops Help Farmers Absorb Climate Shocks

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Magou -Lack of storage forces farmers to sell their harvest at low prices - but changing that can help them get ahead (AllAfrica)