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Niger floods leave tens of thousands homeless as rebuilding lags.

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Niger According to the interior ministry, widespread flooding has killed at least 56 people in Niger since the rainy season began in June, and left over 185,000 homeless.'I used to have two houses, both of which collapsed with the rain' By Morgane Le Cam NIAMEY, Sept 19 - ...

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New threats seen to Nigerian oil output.

A possible resumption of Niger Delta militancy threatens a 5-month recovery in oil production in Nigeria, one of two wildcard members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries warns an analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, Bath, UK.

- OGJ - US

Protection incidents, gender-based violence on the rise in Chad's Lac region.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria The majority of victims are displaced women and girls. The figures represent only part of the situation, as monitoring mechanisms are in place only in a few sites, out of 140 displacement locations. Regional Highlights A ...

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School meals funding crisis puts young in West and Central Africa at risk, WFP warns.

Source: World Food Programme Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger WFP's regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.DAKAR – More than 1.5 ...

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News24.com | At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: emergency services.

At least 33 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying traders from Niger capsized in northwest Nigeria, the National Emergency Management has said.

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News24.com | Niger floods leave at least 54 dead, 200 000 displaced.

Flooding unleashed by three months of torrential rain in Niger has killed at least 54 people and left nearly 200 000 displaced, the UN has said.

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Hedge fund giant Citadel is building out a new unit with big hires.

CNBC/ Heidi GutmanHedge fund giant Citadel has hired three staffers in its build out a fresh investment unit. The group is headed by Eric Felder, who was hired from Magnetar earlier this year. The team, which invests across various asset classes, is set to grow to 20 to 25 investment professionals, and was called ...

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At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: emergency services.

At least 33 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying traders from Niger capsized in northwest Nigeria, the National Emergency Management said on Friday

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Niger flooding kills 50, displaces over 100,000 since June.

Flooding unleashed by three months of torrential rain in Niger has killed at least 50 people and displaced nearly 120,000, according to fresh UN data out Thursday. The post Niger flooding kills 50, displaces over 100,000 since June appeared first on Inquirer News.

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Niger, Mali Leaders Seek Funding for New Anti-jihadist Force.

Mali and Niger, two of the West African nations hit hardest by jihadist violence, appealed Wednesday for international funding for a regional force they have set up to counter Islamist insurgencies. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou said the force assembled by the G5 Sahel bloc — ...

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Top UN official commends Niger for tackling complex humanitarian crisis.

A top United Nations official today commended the Government of Niger for tackling the country's complex humanitarian crisis, including leading the provision of life-saving aid to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable, and highlighted the need to address its root causes.

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