The former French colony in the Sahel region of Africa, Niger, is looking to rid its national anthem of any remnants of French colonisation.
Up to 470 Italian troops will be deployed in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people towards Europe, many of whom wash up on Italian shores.
US President Donald Trump tweeted that he would make a decision next week on whether to back the Paris climate change accord following lengthy discussions with G7 partners.
It's been three years since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram continues to be at the forefront of a nine year-long insurgency, creating one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
Niger's prime minister submits minister's resignation after presidential inauguration for new cabinet
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