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At least 3 killed in Niger capital as Protest against #Charlie_Hebdo turns violent -

Niger's capital city was hit was severe flooding just before the region suffered from extreme drought.

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Thousands of people protest against #BokoHaram in #Niger capital …

Niamey city-Niamey was probably founded in the eighteenth century, but was of little importance to most of the country until the French developed a colonial post in the 1890s. This rapidly grew into an important centre. In 1926 it became the capital of Niger, and the population gradually increased, from about 3,000 in 1930 to around 30,000 in 1960