Tag Archives: Niger

22Mar/15

Africa’s largest country prepares to go to polls amid security threats

Nigeria prepares to go to the polls amid threats by Sunni militant group Boko Haram to disrupt the March 28 vote.
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21Mar/15

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan seeks re-election in a tightly contested vote

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to do more to fight graft and insecurity as he seeks to be re-elected for the second term. Critics have accused Jonathan of being ineffectual in the two issues Nigerians feels strongly about- a charge he denies.
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20Mar/15

Retreating Boko Haram leaves mass of throat-slit corpses near Nigerian town

Soldiers from Niger and Chad discover the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, in town liberated from Boko Haram militants.
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08Mar/15

Nigerians react to Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State

Residents in Nigeria’s capital Abuja react to an audio clip released by Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Islamic State

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02Mar/15

GSMA Mobile Connect Launched by 17 Mobile Operators in 13 Countries

Mobile Connect Trials Planned in All Major Regions in 2015

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02Mar/15

Visa and Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania.
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01Mar/15

African migrants stuck in Libyan centre in poor conditions

Hundreds of migrants from across Africa wait in a centre in the Libyan city of Misrata without aid and health care and say they will not give up until they reach Europe.

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11Feb/15

More than 300 migrants die this week trying to reach Italy – UN agency

A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says some 300 people are feared dead in the biggest migrant tragedy since the EU took over from Italy’s search and rescue mission.

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