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Niger 'success' in battle to close Sahara migrant route

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The number of would-be migrants travelling through Niger to reach Libya and from there Europe dwindled to less than 2,000 in November from 70,000 in May, the European Union (EU) says.

The EU says this is the result of effective collaboration with authorities in Niger, AFP news agency reports.

The EU signed a deal with Niger alongside Senegal, Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia under which the West African country committed to preventing would-be migrants attempting the perilous crossing.