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Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram: Niger minister
Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern Nigerian town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger's defence minister said on Thursday. The operation in Gachagar, a town near Nigeria's border with Niger, was carried out over the past few days and involved "air and ground bombardments", Defence Minister Mahamadou Karidjo said ...(3/26/2015 5:18:38 PM)
Niger, Chad troops pursue Boko Haram in Nigerian border area
Troops from Chad and Niger pursued Boko Haram fighters across a northern Nigeria border area on Thursday, driving them out of a village they held there and causing some to flee into Niger, two senior Niger military officers said. Niger and Chad are participating in a joint offensive along with Nigeria and Cameroon aimed at ending the Nigerian Islamist group's six-year insurgency, which has ...(3/26/2015 10:44:57 AM)
Niger on track for solid growth despite commodity slump: IMF
Niger is weathering a fall in the price of its key exports and remains on track to grow by an average of 5.6 percent over the next two years, the International Monetary Fund's resident representative said on Wednesday. While volatile oil prices can make revenues uncertain, the price of uranium -- which makes up 40 percent of exports -- is contractually determined annually and lags international ...(3/25/2015 12:12:33 PM)
Police deny allegation of bias in Niger
The Police command in Niger State has denied an allegation of bias in regarding the forthcoming general elections in the state. Rather, it said it had ensured that it remained neutral and professional in playing its role in the electoral process. The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Niger State, Mohammed Imam, had on...  [Read More...](3/27/2015 2:29:13 PM)
Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border: Niger army
Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Nigerian Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several dozen militants near a village on the border with Niger, a senior Niger military official told Reuters. Niger and Chadian soldiers have been fighting the Islamist militants in a joint mission with Nigeria and Cameroon since March 2, in a bid to end Boko Haram's six-year insurgency in northern Nigeria ...(3/23/2015 2:41:35 AM)
Niger troops find mass grave outside town taken from Boko Haram
Troops from Chad and Niger have discovered what appears to be a mass grave outside the northern Nigerian town of Damasak, liberated from the Islamist group Boko Haram at the weekend, Niger military sources said on Friday. The sources said investigations were underway to establish the number of bodies and that they were awaiting the arrival of Nigerian authorities to take charge of the operation ...(3/20/2015 9:10:00 AM)
Niger troops say find mass grave outside town taken from Boko Haram
Troops from Chad and Niger have discovered what appears to be a mass grave outside the northern Nigerian town of Damasak, liberated from the Islamist group Boko Haram at the weekend, Niger military sources said on Friday. The sources said investigations were underway to establish the number of bodies and that they were awaiting the arrival of Nigerian authorities to take charge of the operation ...(3/20/2015 9:41:31 AM)
Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses
Niger Delta insurgents say they're ready to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan doesn't win Saturday's elections.(3/27/2015 3:48:36 AM)
Troops from Chad, Niger retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram
DAMASAK, Nigeria (AP) — Waving a captured black and white militant flag, soldiers from Niger and Chad on Wednesday celebrated their liberation of a Nigerian town from Boko Haram extremists.(3/18/2015 6:06:24 PM)
Nigeria neighbours deplore lack of cooperation in Boko Haram fight
N'Djamena (AFP) - Two months after neighbouring countries sent troops to help crush the ruthless Islamist movement Boko Haram inside Nigeria, there is frustration at the lack of cooperation from the Nigerian authorities. Chad, Niger and Cameroon have sent troops into action against the sect, whose bloody insurgency threatens the region surrounding Lake Chad, where the borders of all four nations ...(3/27/2015 3:13:29 PM)
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