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World Killed in Niger, Charline Fouchet was Norman

12:27  11 august  2020
12:27  11 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Niger celebrates 60 years of its independence

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Gunmen have attacked a group of aid workers in Niger , killing six French citizens, their local guide and driver, officials say. The gunmen arrived on President Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone with his Niger counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou on Sunday, a statement said, without giving further details.

Gunmen have killed six French aid workers, a Nigerien guide and a driver in a wildlife park in Niger , according to officials in the West African country. French President Emmanuel Macron's office earlier confirmed French nationals had been killed in Niger , without providing any additional details.

Charline Fouchet a été tuée au Niger dans une attaque. Elle était originaire de Barentin, en Seine-Maritime. © Twitter screenshot Charline Fouchet was killed in Niger in an attack. She was from Barentin, in Seine-Maritime.

The young doctor in management sciences had just been hired by the NGO Acted, in Niger. She was one of the eight victims of the attack on Sunday August 9, 2020.

Charline Fouchet, killed in Niger during a terrorist attack on Sunday August 9, , was from Barentin , in Seine-Maritime . She had passed her bac S in 2007, at Corneille high school. She then obtained a DUT in Hygiene, Safety and Environment at the University of Le Havre, before continuing her studies in Scotland, notably in Glasgow. Returning to France in 2011, the young woman joined the University of Aix-Marseille where she obtained a doctorate in management sciences in 2016, after having completed a research master's degree in management science with a public management course. His thesis was on “the coordination of stakeholders in North-South decentralized cooperation projects”.

Chad says Boko Haram wreaking havoc despite offensive

  Chad says Boko Haram wreaking havoc despite offensive Chad's President Idriss Deby said Saturday that Boko Haram jihadists would continue to wreak havoc in the Lake Chad region despite a huge military offensive against the group earlier this year. Lake Chad -- a marshy region dotted with islands near the border of Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon -- has been battered by attacks from jihadists crossing from Nigeria. "We will have this Boko Haram phenomenon for a long time yet," Deby told Radio FranceLake Chad -- a marshy region dotted with islands near the border of Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon -- has been battered by attacks from jihadists crossing from Nigeria.

Jihadists suspected of attack that killed six French aid workers, a driver and a guide.

About 18 months after four soldiers died in Niger — the American military’s largest loss of life in combat in Africa since 1993 — the Pentagon has not finished its reviews. The internal inquiry had threatened to further delay his decisions on a new review of the punishments in connection with the Niger ambush.

"Endowed with an iron will"

Her former thesis director Claude Rochet, paid tribute to her on social networks: "A young woman of character of which her family was proud, engaged in her research in development economics, joining academic work to field work. "

Before being hired by Acted in Niger last May, she had worked for two years at the French Embassy in Nigeria.

Charline Fouchet had also campaigned for the Socialist Party, supporting in particular the candidacy of Benoît Hamon for the presidential election in 2017.

One of her friends, quoted by our colleagues from Provence, describes her as a young woman "endowed with 'an iron will ", passionate about traveling, who " liked to tell about her excursions, and the good plans that she could discover when she returned to France ".

Chimpanzees Get Reprieve as Cameroon Halts Logging Plan .
Cameroon suspended a plan to allow logging in a forest that’s home to lowland gorillas and chimpanzees by withdrawing a July decree that made part of the area the private property of the state. The government said July 14 it would declare almost half the Ebo Forest a so-called Forest Management Unit, opening it up for logging. The 141,706-hectare (350,163-acre) reserve was designated as a proposed National Park in 2006 and is rich in biodiversity, with elephants, gray parrots and a unique population of tool-wielding chimpanzees among its fauna.

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