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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Niger

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# tillaberi region
French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger
A French aid group said several of its workers were among those killed during a tourist outing.
# stunned
'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow
If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.
# Sergeant La David Johnson
Mother of US soldier killed in Niger accuses Trump of 'disrespecting' her son
Hours earlier, Trump denied the claims that were made, saying that he had proof.
# la david johnson
'He knew what he signed up for': Trump faces backlash over call to soldier's widow
La David Johnson was killed in Niger earlier this month.
# Niger
Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush
The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.
# died of thirst
Over 40 people including women and infant children die of thirst in Sahara desert
A car carrying a number of migrants broke down in the middle of the desert.
# Ansar Dine
Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group
The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.
# Niger
Four killed, 45 injured in violent protests against Charlie Hebdo cover
A doctor in the Zinder’s hospital said that all of the dead and three of the injured had gunshot wounds.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about water restrictions again, unemployment and 48 children who died of thirst.
# Irish Aid
Ireland gives 4,500 blankets, 150 tents and 2,100 mosquito nets to Niger
About 8,500 families have been displaced because of recent flooding.
# Day 2
AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high
After no goals on the opening day, there were five scored in Group B’s first set of matches.
# Malaria
'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs
The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.
# Niger
35 tonnes of Irish aid flown to Niger after floods
Severe floods struck the regions of Tillaberi and Dosso earlier this month, following on the heels of a food crisis and refugee crisis.
# Cholera
Flash flooding displaces thousands in Niger
Plan Ireland has said that children are at risk of waterborne diseases because of their weaker immune systems
# West Africa food crisis
Niger: Food crisis affecting 13 million in West Africa
Cereal production has fallen by as much as 62 per cent in some countries.
# Côte d'Ivoire
UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast
Seven peacekeepers were killed during Friday’s ambushes.
# Food Crisis
Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.
# Libya
Libya calls for extradition of Gaddafi son
Al-Saadi Gaddafi fled to neighbouring Niger after Tripoli fell to rebel fighters.
African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C
Morocco and Tunisia will fancy their chances of booking places in the knockout stages, but Group C is bound to be tightly-contested.
# Libya
International Criminal Court dealing 'indirectly' with Gaddafi's son
The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has said he is in indirect negotiations with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
# Libya
Confirmed: Gaddafi's son flees across border to Niger
Authorities in Niger have announced that al-Saadi Gaddafi was captured by a military patrol after escaping from Libya.
# Where is Gaddafi?
Gaddafi denies leaving Libya in latest TV message
The ousted Libyan leader says the rebels who pushed him out are a “bunch of mercenaries, thugs and traitors”.
# Libya
Libyan troop convoy reaches Niger and heads for capital but is Gaddafi with them?
Gaddafi remains popular amongst some African tribes for his previous financial backing of them.