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Stories with place: Niger
  • France, Niger forces kill 3 fighters, detain 3 others 
    Updated: May-18-15 5:59 pm

    PARIS - The French Defense Ministry says troops from France and Niger killed three armed combattants and detained three others who tried to force their way through a checkpoint near the Libyan border.

  • Niger passes law to stem human smuggling 
    Updated: May-13-15 10:01 am

    NIAMEY, Niger - Niger has adopted a law that could see human smugglers facing up to 30 years in prison in an effort to stem the flow of illegal immigrants crossing its borders in hopes of getting to Europe.

  • 3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:09 pm

    GAIDAM, Nigeria - Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people died, an official and witnesses said Wednesday.

  • Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 4:47 am

    YOLA, Nigeria - A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.