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Among migrants returning from Lybia: “Our nightmare is going back home”

May14

Niamey, Bamako – As of several months ago, in Niger as in Mali, two of the principal stops of the itinerary of the migrants of the Sub-Saharan Africa towards Europe, the routes and stories of the people journeying are changing. In fact, following the arrival of the initial financing of the EU Trust Fund for Africa, created at the Euro-African meeting at Valletta in November 2015, these countries’ migratory policies are adapting to the requests of the European Union to stop or at lease contain the flow of the “Central Mediterranean”, subjecting a good part of the aid for development to signed agreements for repatriation and the externalization of the community frontiers south of the sands of the Sahara.

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European funds in exchange for greater border controls

Niamey (Niger) – European funds in exchange for greater border controls. Easier repatriations. Quicker expulsions. In a word: border externalisation. Read the field story written by Sara Prestianni for #DivertedAid, an investigative project on the management and the impact of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

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Niger: Transforming a poultry farm into a training centre

Nov14

Agribusiness TV, in partnership with VITA and Afronline, publishes a series of portraits of five agro entrepreneurs based in Africa. Adamou Kimba Aboubacar, 37 years, is an agricultural engineer from Niger. In 2012, he started the farm “SAHELBIO”, that he is transforming gradually into a training centre.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXih4W2Ryi0&list=PLl-9y9Fy_hrHPHvArTrW5SIgGj7bTs_ep[/youtube]

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Boko Haram: Recruited by Friends and Family

London – A recent study supported by the government of Finland has found widespread misconceptions regarding what drives people to join Islamist militant groups like Boko Haram.

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Boko Haram, Islamic State, and the underlying concerns for West Africa

Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What’s come of it?

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Studio Kalangou launched in Niger

Studio Kalangou, a Fondation Hirondelle media offering new programming to all people in Niger, launched its programmes on Monday this week. It provides two hours of radio programming daily, including news bulletins in five languages (French,Hausa, Zarma, Tamashek and Peulh), civic education programmes, features on daily life and a big debate programme.

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