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Niger to expel 150,000 Arab refugees

The government of Niger on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of 150,000 Arab refugees from Chad and neighboring countries who have lived in this West African nation for decades. Interior Minister Mounkaila Modi told The Associated Press that the drastic decision was taken because many of the refugees are livestock herders whose camels are destroying arid Niger’s fragile ecosystem, particularly water sources in short supply. Full Story

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