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19 Sep 2013 description

17 Sep 2013 - The Niger River has overflowed, causing flash floods that have affected the northern part of Benin. More than 33,0002 people in 54 localities in Karimama and 18 in Malanville municipalities have been affected.

30 Jun 2010 description
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24 Feb 2010 description
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DAKAR, 22 February 2010 (IRIN) - A meningitis epidemic has struck earlier than usual and is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa's "meningitis belt" from Senegal to Ethiopia, according to health ministries in the region. The disease occurs during the dry season, with most cases reported in mid-April.