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News Niger » Agadez Region: A Dangerous Immigration Crackdown in West Africa

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Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

AGADEZ, Niger—For centuries, the city of Agadez served as a gateway ... Northern Niger’s economic crisis could destabilize a region that has already suffered through two civil wars over the past 30 years. While the European Union promotes development ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: Rumors feed a surge in migrants to Agadez

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Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The central city of Agadez has long been a common stopover for ... the desert nation is considered to be the safest country in the region at large. West African migrants returning from Niger after fleeing Libya "They left Libya because they were being ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: Third annual African Film Festival kicks off with 'Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai'

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Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

At the finale of the film “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai,” set in the Nigerien city of Agadez, musician and protagonist Mdou ... The “desert blues” style characteristic of the Sahel, a semi-arid region stretching from Senegal to Eritrea ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: Niger: Agadez Onion Crisis Adds to Niger's Food Problems

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Publication date: Friday 07 September 2012

Onion is king in the land of uranium - until there is a bad crop. That is exactly what happened in Agadez, the northern region of Niger this past year. The Agadez onion is prized for its early harvest, usually in November/December, when traders from Benin ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: Niger's migrant smuggling hub empties after EU crackdown

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Publication date: onday 30 January 2017

AGADEZ, Niger (Reuters ... Either way, the immediate impact on the town and the arid region surrounding it is dramatic. The European Union said that only 1,500 migrants crossed Niger in November, down from 70,000 in May, crediting the change to a ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: Africom commander visits Niamey and Agadez, Niger

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Publication date: uesday 30 January 2018

The location in Agadez will improve AFRICOM’s capability to support Niger and other partner nations in the region. This was Waldhauser’s second visit to Niger. The first was in November 2016.

News Niger » Agadez Region: The US military is building a $100 million drone base in central Niger

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Publication date: Friday 30 September 2016

It already has forces in Niger's capital Niamey and will eventually relocate them to Agadez, the U.S. Africa Command spokesperson added. Intelligence gathered by the drones will be shared with other partners in the region such as Nigeria, Chad, Mali among ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: The Destabilizing Dangers of U.S. Counterterrorism in the Sahel

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Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Until the mid-2000s, American engagement in the region was sporadic and limited to areas of Cold War conflict or humanitarian crisis. However, the October deaths of four U.S. Green Berets and five Nigerien soldiers in Niger ... city of Agadez to host ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

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Publication date: Wednesday 01 February 2017

The EU-funded crackdown on migration through Niger has been effective at dramatically ... the young people of Agadez had work,” Abdourahamane Koutata, president of the Agadez region’s youth council, told IRIN. “Each Monday, they would transport ...

News Niger » Agadez Region: Niger Is Key To West Africa’s Future Security

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Publication date: uesday 14 October 2014

But the mission to monitor the area in northern Niger will be difficult. The Agadez Region is receiving an influx of migrant workers after the discovery of gold. Agadez will also need greater international coordination to contain Ebola. On the upside ...