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02 Dec 2017 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:14 GMT

For planners worried about growth rates, the starkest case remains Niger

  • Resistance to birth control from conservative clerics

  • Planners try to co-opt moderate Imams to help with message

  • Many see population policy as Western plot against Muslims

  • GRAPHIC-Family planning in West Africa: http://tmsnrt.rs/2zWftuY

By Tim Cocks

28 Aug 2017 description

The summit will include the leaders of Chad and Niger from where migrants cross into Libya en route to Europe.

PARIS, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Getting Europe's migrant crisis under control will be the main focus of a summit of Europe's 'big four' continental powers hosted on Monday by French President Emmanuel Macron, who has invited three African nations to the talks in Paris.

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09 Dec 2016 description

"A mass and summary deportation of migrants, including men and women who may have fled persecution or have worked for years in Algeria, would violate their rights"

By Edward McAllister

DAKAR, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Algerian authorities have deported hundreds of West African migrants to Niger this week, trucking them thousands of miles across the desert in one of the biggest roundups seen this year, according to officials and human rights groups.

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12 Oct 2016 description

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, UNHCR figures show

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday.

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show.

28 May 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Thu, 28 May 2015 14:19 GMT

Author: Reuters

  • Up to 100,000 migrants due to transit Niger this year- IOM

  • Deaths in the desert may match those perishing at sea

  • Migrants face exploitation by smugglers and police

  • New anti-smuggling law in Niger has yet to impact trade

By Daniel Flynn

16 May 2015 description

Source: Sat, 16 May 2015 04:30 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Daniel Flynn

DAKAR, May 15 (Reuters) - At least as many migrants may be dying of hunger and thirst in the Sahara as are drowning in the Mediterranean during this year's huge surge of human trafficking from Libya to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

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13 May 2015 description
  • Law helps judges and police to tackle trafficking networks

  • Agadez town in Niger is major transit point

  • Crackdown follows mass deaths at sea and in desert

By Abdoulaye Massalaki

NIAMEY, May 12 (Reuters) - Niger has approved a law against the smuggling of migrants in an effort to stem the deadly flow of vulnerable Africans across its vast desert north, many of them headed towards Libya and on to Europe.

15 May 2014 description
  • Africa launches its first sovereign risk insurance pool

  • Fund targets drought-prone countries first

  • Climate change seen major risk to Africa

By Wendell Roelf

CAPE TOWN, May 15 (Reuters) - In the 1980s images of skeletal Ethiopian babies and their parents, dying from hunger during a devastating famine, helped galvanize global humanitarian and financial aid to drought-ravaged African countries.

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27 Sep 2011 description

27 Sep 2011 09:00 Source: Reuters // Reuters

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The GAVI international immunisations group said on Tuesday it had agreed more than 50 new deals to fund potentially life-saving vaccines for children in 37 developing countries.