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Niger court blocks opposition presidential candidate from poll

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Niger’s constitutional court on Friday blocked main opposition leader Hama Amadou from running in December’s presidential election, but gave the green light to ruling party...
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US hostage freed in Niger – minister

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An American citizen kidnapped by gunmen in Niger earlier this week has been freed, the country’s defence minister told AFP on Saturday. The hostage, Philip...
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Official: Kidnappers of American in Niger demand ransom

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The gunmen who kidnapped an American citizen in southern Niger issued a ransom demand Wednesday for his release, a local official said. The hostage, Philip...
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Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa

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Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey –...
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ECOWAS: Mali military junta must name president by September 15

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The West African regional bloc ECOWAS called on Mali’s new military government that seized power last month to appoint a civilian to head a transition...
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Ghana president emerges new ECOWAS chairman

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The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo-Addo, has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States. He was elected president...
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Presidential elections in Ghana, others top agenda at ECOWAS meeting

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The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States has called attention to the ongoing insurgency...
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Mali’s neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional government

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Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional...
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Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

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Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a...
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French prosecutor to probe aid worker killings in Niger

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France’s anti-terror prosecutor’s office said Monday it would probe the killing of eight people, including French aid workers, by gunmen in Niger. It would investigate...