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Niger expands emergency across region where aid workers were killed

Aug 11, 2020 - Reuters Canada

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger’s government has extended a state of emergency to the entire region that surrounds the capital Niamey and suspended access to the giraffe reserve where six French aid workers and two Nigeriens were shot dead.

FILE PHOTO: Marie-Pierre Caley, co-founder and CEO of ACTED pauses during a news conference at the NGO headquarters in Paris, France, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

Attackers on motorbikes ambushed the group on Sunday while they w...