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Niger

US Embassy in Niger emergency message after the kidnapping of a US citizen resident in Tahoua: 'The US Embassy Niamey reminds US citizens that the threat of kidnapping and hostage taking continues to be very high. There are no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method of any planned kidnappings. The US Embassy continues to take this threat seriously and advises US citizens to take appropriate security precautions and to avoid predictable travel patterns within Niger.'

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Gunmen attack French magazine Charlie Hebdo

Photo: Churches burned and tear gas fired as protests against Charlie Hebdo take place in Niger's capital, Niamey - @BBCBreaking

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Gunmen attack French magazine Charlie Hebdo

New protests against publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons in Niamey, capital of Niger - @aschapire

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Niamey, Niamey, Niger

#BREAKING Missing Air #Algerie passenger flight #AH5017 has reportedly crashed near the capital of #Niger, #Niamey. - @cctvnews

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Niger unrest, May 2013

Update: Gunmen killed 2 guards and wounded around 10 other people in an attack on a prison in Niger's capital Niamey - @Reuters

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Niger unrest, May 2013

Update: At least 2 guards killed in attack on prison in center of Niger's capital, Niamey - @BBCNews

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Niger unrest, May 2013

Gunmen attack prison in center of Niger's capital Niamey; several guards shot, witnesses say - @Reuters

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Libyan crisis (2011-present)

AP: Gadhafi's son reaches Niger capital; he and 3 generals seeking refuge from Libyan ex-rebels

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Libyan crisis (2011-present)

AJE's Yvonne Ndege reports Gadhafi's son, Saadi, is believed to have been transferred to the capital of Niger - @AJELive

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Libyan crisis (2011-present)

Customs official says Gadhafi's security chief has entered Niger capital Niamey in a convoy - AP

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Libyan crisis (2011-present)

Chief of Gadhafi's security brigades has crossed into Niger, is due to travel to Niamey: Niger officials - Reuters

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