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Female circumcision drops by half in Niger

Female circumcision drops by half in Niger

The prevalence rate of female circumcision among women aged between 15 and 49 years has dropped by half (from 5% in 1998 to 2.2%...
Niger : Mine explosion in Niamey

Niger : Mine explosion in Niamey

A landmine that exploded under a car in the Nigerien capital Niamey on 8 January killed one civilian and wounded another, agencies report. According to...
Niger Delta militants declare ‘Xmas ceasefire’

Niger Delta militants declare ‘Xmas ceasefire’

In the spirit of Christmas, the largest militant group in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region has declared a 24-hour ceasefire, during which all...
Niger: Army, rebels commit abuses against civilians, rights groups say

Niger: Army, rebels commit abuses against civilians, rights groups say

The Nigerien army and rebels in the country have yet to formally respond to charges by rights groups that both sides are committing abuses...
Niger : Where childhood ends on the marriage bed

Niger : Where childhood ends on the marriage bed

Fifteen-year-old Hadjo Garbo’s child-like features belie a history more tragic and life-altering than many adults four times her age will have experienced. Two years ago...
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For the African woman’s emancipation through Safem arts and crafts

The fifth edition of the international exhibition of arts and crafts for women (Safem) takes place in the artisans village of of Wadata, Niamey,...