Tag Archives: Niger

23Oct/17

Widow of U.S. soldier says Trump call ‘made me cry’

The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday a condolence call from President Donald Trump “made me cry even worse” when he said that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Continue reading

16Jul/17

Young Gambian shines light on risks of perilous migrant routes

Like many young Gambians in search of a better future, 25-year old Mustapha set off on the perilous journey from Africa to Europe. He now shares his harrowing experience with other young people to deter them from following in his footsteps.

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02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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26Dec/16

A look back at the elections that shaped Africa in 2016

There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading

03Jan/16

A retrospective look at Africa’s music scene in 2015

2015 saw Africa’s musicians use their songs to spread awareness about Boko Haram, promote peace and reconciliation and challenge stereotypes. It was a year where the continent’s diversity and eclectic musical traditions were on display.

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27Nov/15

World Bank sets out plan to bolster Africa against climate change

The World Bank Group has unveiled a new plan that calls for 16 billion U.S. dollars in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks.

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02Aug/15

India set to become world’s most populous country by 2022

Global population is forecast to reach 11.2 billion in 2100, according to projections in new U.N. population report.

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25Jul/15

2018 world cup draw pits Spain against Italy

The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia throws up exciting matches including Spain against Italy and Netherland versus France.

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01May/15

Nigerian army rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants and were being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up.
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14Apr/15

Gabon will host next Africa Cup of Nations and draw is made

(CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, 2017 TOURNAMENT) – Gabon was named on Wednesday (April 8) as the host of the next African Cup of Nations finals in 2017.

The Gabonese beat rival bids from Algeria and Ghana in a vote by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee at a meeting in Cairo.
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