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West Brom register interest in Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho as Jonny Evans is wanted by Manchester City.

Sakho is no longer included in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's plans at Anfield.

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Security Council told African-led force on terrorism in the Sahel operational but challenged.

The joint task force by the so-called Group of Five – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – to tackle the threat of terrorism in Africa's Sahel region is now operational, but a number of challenges remain, including funding, the United Nations Security Council was today told.

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Protesters Drag Shell Niger Delta Oil Facility Shutdown Into Fifth Day.

Protesters on Tuesday dragged the shutdown of a Shell crude oil facility in the Niger Delta into its fifth day.

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A Young Engineer From Niger Is Taking on Industrial Air Pollution With His Invention.

The T-shaped device captures the CO2-containing heavy substances from the fumes via an affinity-based chemical assay that binds CO2 particles.

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Nigerian Protesters Storm Shell Crude Oil Flow Station.

Hundreds of Nigerians stormed on Friday a Shell-owned crude flow station that feeds the Bonny export terminal, protesting against lack of jobs and demanding infrastructure development, according to a Reuters witness. The protesters were also asking for an end to oil pollution in the Niger Delta and claimed that they were ...

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Nigeria's Oil Facilities Threatened Again By Militants.

A band of militant groups in the Niger Delta demanded that Abuja stop working with the Pan Niger Delta Forum to find a lasting peace solution and announced a plan to restart its attacks on oil facilities to begin an official separation from Nigeria. The statement from the militant coalition also asks Nigerians from the ...

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Seeking alternatives for Niger's people smugglers.

Niger is cracking down on smugglers, although those caught up in transporting people across the Sahara need real economic alternatives.

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Search and rescue missions in Sahara Desert help 1,000 migrants, says UN migration agency.

Search and rescue operations conducted by the United Nations migration agency have saved a total of 1,000 migrants in northern Niger since April, the agency reveals.

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Deadly trade through Niger snares refugees and migrants.

Nearly 30 per cent of those who risk all to cross the desert to Libya could qualify for international protection status once they reach Europe.

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Deadly trade through Niger snares refugees and migrants.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Libya, Niger, World While the numbers of people transiting through Niger has dropped since the government crackdown began, some observers say it is simply forcing people smuggling underground, making the illicit trade even riskier.Nearly 30 per cent of those who risk all to ...

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