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Niger: Two workers of China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Corporation kidnapped in Mbanga

The North Africa Journal 08 Jun 2021
Armed men have kidnapped two Chinese employees of a mining company in a volatile area near western Niger’s borders with Mali and Burkina Faso, the regional governor said Monday.� “Two Chinese nationals were kidnapped by armed men in Mbanga” on Sunday night, the governor of the Tillaberi region Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella told AFP.
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More than 100 people killed in terror attack in Burkina Faso

Straits Times 06 Jun 2021
The attackers struck early Saturday morning, first at a gold mine near the village of Sobha, near the border with Niger, according to Mr Rida Lyammouri, a Washington-based expert, before then going after civilians ... Saturday's attack comes months after attackers killed 137 people in coordinated raids on villages in south-western Niger.
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Macron's blunt style may harm bid for new African chapter

BBC News 03 Jun 2021
But the CAR now relies heavily on Russian military expertise and has also signed mining ... France is indeed heavily invested in Niger's uranium mining - but the lucrative Sahelian gold mining sector is actually dominated by Canadian, Russian, Australian and British companies.
photo: Creative Commons / Terry Whalebone
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At least 76 die in boat accident in Nigeria

La Prensa Latina 29 May 2021
Lagos, May 29 (EFE).- At least 76 bodies have been recovered from the Niger River after an ... The boat capsized on its way to the town of Wara (Kebbi) from Lokon Minna in neighboring Niger state because it was overloaded with more than 160 people and sandbags for a gold mine.
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More than 150 feared drowned in Nigeria boat tragedy

Urdu Point 27 May 2021
Kano, Nigeria, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th May, 2021 ) .More than 150 people were feared drowned in northwest Nigeria on Wednesday after an overloaded boat ferrying passengers to a market sank in the Niger River, local officials said ... The vessel was also loaded with bags of sand from a gold mine, he said.
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Nigeria boat accident: 4 dead, 20 rescued, 156 declared 'missing'

Ghana Web 27 May 2021
The incident happened after an overloaded boat ferrying around passengers and other materials sank in the Niger River, a local official said ... The victims were going to a market in Malele in Borgu local government area of Niger state from Kebbi and the incident happened just one hour into their trip.
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More Than 150 Feared Drowned in Nigeria as Overloaded Boat Sinks in Niger River

Yahoo Daily News 27 May 2021
More than 150 people were feared drowned in northwest Nigeria on Wednesday after an overloaded boat ferrying passengers to a market sank in the Niger River, local officials said ... Birma said passengers were heading to a market in Malele in Borgu local government area of Niger state, when the boat sank an hour into the journey.
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Nigeria: 150 feared dead as overloaded boat capsizes

Gulf News 26 May 2021
More than 150 people were missing and feared drowned in northwest Nigeria on Wednesday after an overloaded boat ferrying passengers to a market sank in the Niger River, local officials said ... He said passengers were heading to a market in Malele in Borgu local government area of Niger state, when the boat sank an hour into the journey.
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Nigeria: More than 130 missing after boat sinks in Kebbi state

BBC News 26 May 2021
Most of the passengers were women and children travelling from Niger to Kebbi state in northwest Nigeria ... The boat was also loaded with bags of sand from a gold mine, he said. Boat accidents along the River Niger are common ...
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Resistance Songs: Mdou Moctar's Favourite Music

The Quietus 26 May 2021
We’re discussing his sensational new album, Afrique Victime, over a crackly phone connection; Ramadan is over and Moctar is in Tahoua, Niger, to spend time with his family ... France is exploiting us for our [uranium] mines while 95 per cent of people in Niger don’t have electricity.
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British troops seize hidden weapons cache from ISIS-linked militants in Mali

The National 15 May 2021
The "cordon and search" operation was launched in early May at the border near Niger after intelligence showed extremists in the area and had been intimidating local communities ... Fighters from Daesh-affiliated group Islamic State in the Greater Sahel (ISGS) fled across the River Niger before the peacekeepers arrived to the scene.
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British troops seize AK47s and hundreds of rounds of ammunition hidden by suspected ISIS terrorists ...

The Daily Mail 15 May 2021
Troops from the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment discovered the concealed haul during a mission in a village near the border of Niger. The mission took place in early May, shortly after suspected fighters of the so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahel (ISGS) fled by swimming across the River Niger.
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Africa Snapshot: Eight companies with promising projects

Mining Dot Com 30 Apr 2021
The mine would produce 100,000 oz ... over a 9.4-year mine life. Over the life of the mine, all-in sustaining costs would be $784 per oz ... The company says considerable work will also be done to optimize mining and scheduling, refine the mineral processing flowsheet and engineering a larger tailings containment facility ... Endeavour Mining .
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Niger country profile

BBC News 12 Apr 2021
A vast, arid state on the edge of the Sahara desert, Niger is rated by the UN as one of the world's least-developed nations. Niger fell victim to a series of coups and political instability following its independence from France in 1960 ... Niger is betting on increased oil exploration and gold mining to help modernize its economy.
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We'll resist government’s community mining programme because it is galamsey in disguise – Okyenhene

Ghana Web 05 Apr 2021
The government’s community mining programme instituted in the Akyem area and other places of the country faces a threat as the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council serves notice of resistance to it ...People come all the way from Niger and Burkina Faso to engage in illegal mining.
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