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Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official said on Friday.
Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people

The ministry this week said it has registered more than 3 690 cases of the disease, which is caused by contaminated food or water and can kill within hours if untreated.

Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives

A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN said on Thursday, citing health ministry figures.

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Nissan chairman arrested for allegedly violating financial law in Japan

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the Nissan Motor Co., Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. alliance, was arrested Monday evening for allegedly violating a financial law involving the 64-year old misreporting his corporate salary and using the company’s money for his own purposes.
Members of an internally displaced Afghan family sit on a truck as they flee from Jaghori district to escape ongoing battles between Taliban and Afghan security forces, in Ghazni on November 15, 2018. - Escalating violence in Afghanistan's southeast has prompted thousands of people to abandon their villages in Hazara-dominated districts to reach the provincial capital Ghazni on November 15. (Photo by ZAKERIA HASHIMI / AFP)

Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict

The Taliban held talks with US officials in Qatar on ending the Afghan conflict last week, the militants confirmed Monday, but said no agreement was reached on "any issue".

DStv subscribers demand pay-as-you-view billing system

Digital Satellite Television service subscribers in Nigeria are grumbling over the continued payment for services not rendered by MultiChoice, the major distance-to-home service provider in Nigeria.
Niger State, the former breadbasket of Nigeria, is commonly known as a resource-rich territory and mining area. [Martin Zinggl|Al Jazeera]

Nigeria loses billions annually to foreigners due to illegal mining

The Presidential Committee on Special Mines Surveillance Task Force on illegal mining in Nigeria said the country loses billions of naira to foreigners annually due to illegal mining operations in the country.

Birthday party clash claims 3 lives, leaves 18 injured in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi State have confirmed that three persons were killed and eight others injured in a clash that erupted on Sunday night in Lushi Ward in Bauchi.