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Girl shot dead in Nigerian Delta

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 17:13
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An 11-year-old girl is shot dead trying to protect her brother from militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Anger at priest kidnap in Nigeria

Monday, January 26th 2009, 19:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The head of Nigeria's Roman Catholic Church condemns the kidnap of a priest in Nigeria's Niger Delta
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Europeans 'kidnapped in Sahara'

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 1:05
related countries: Mali Mali

Unknown attackers have kidnapped four European tourists near the Niger-Mali border, Malian officials say.
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Romanian hostage freed in Nigeria

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 15:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Romania Romania

Nigerian militants free a hostage seized from a fuel tanker off the coast of the Niger Delta
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'Tragedy' of maternal death

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 16:15

A woman in Niger has a one in seven chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth, a Unicef report on maternal health says.
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Niger Delta anger at 'execution'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 12:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta threaten to break a ceasefire after claiming a gang leader was executed by the army.
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Boyloaf's boys

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 0:27

Speedboat gangs of Niger Delta
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Gunmen kidnap Nigerian novelist

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 19:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Renowned Nigerian writer and novelist Elechi Amadi has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Niger Delta region, say officials.
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Niger awards huge uranium licence

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 10:13
related countries: France France

A French company is to operate what could be Africa's biggest uranium mine, in Niger.
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UN 'seeking missing Niger envoy'

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 13:28

The UN says it is working with several countries to help locate a missing special envoy to Niger.
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Tuareg rebels 'holding UN envoy'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 9:59
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Niamey

The UN's special envoy to Niger, Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler, is reported missing near the capital Niamey.
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MSF leaves Niger after hunger row

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 11:34

The French arm of charity MSF says it is to withdraw from Niger after a row about malnourished children numbers.
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Subject lives

Monday, October 27th 2008, 16:46

Niger trial casts light on continuing W African slavery
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Niger ex-slave wins landmark case

Monday, October 27th 2008, 16:43

A West African court finds Niger guilty of failing to protect a woman from slavery in a landmark case.
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Charity denies hunger 'forgery'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 9:50

Medical charity MSF denies claims that it exaggerated the number of malnourished children in Niger.
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Shell to appeal Nigerian eviction

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 15:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Oil giant Shell is to appeal a court order evicting it from a key Nigerian site in the Niger Delta region.
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Mass arrest of Nigerian militants

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian police arrest more than 200 suspected militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Nigerian militants halt 'oil war'

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 14:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's main militant group declares a ceasefire, following a week of attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta.
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Pipe hit claim in Delta 'oil war'

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 10:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's main militant group says it has blown up a major Shell pipeline in the oil-rich Niger Delta - its sixth attack in a week.
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