International flags fly in front of The United Nations Headquarters building in New York City, U.S., November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.The 25 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Sudanese -- including 15 women and four children -- should reach France "at the latest in January," the Interior Ministry said.Pascal Brice, the director general of OFPRA (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) told AFP that France will take in the migrants following a visit to Niger's capital Niamey.A further 47 refugees who were already living in Niger will also be taken in by France.
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