Exiled opposition figure Hama vows to return to Niger

2015-09-15 16:15

Niger’s former head of parliament and exiled opposition figure, Hama Amadou, who is being sought in connection with an investigation into child-trafficking, has vowed to return home to stand in a presidential election next year.

UN wants vote for stability in Niger, facing terrorist threats

2015-09-11 17:34

The UN has called for "peaceful and credible" elections in six months to keep Niger stable despite political tensions and threats from radical movements.

Niger strips opposition parliamentary leader of immunity

2015-07-29 14:02

Niger’s parliament has stripped the head of the opposition MODEC party grouping of his immunity from prosecution, opening the way to his trial on charges of corruption, judicial sources say.

Thousands protest in Niger

2015-06-06 18:53

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Niger's capital Niamey to voice anger against the government, which will face elections next year.

West Africa Lake Chad force ready soon

2015-06-02 19:37

A multinational force being set up to combat Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region will be operational in the coming weeks.

Boko Haram raze town

2015-02-17 22:59

Boko Haram have razed a town down to the ground as violence rages across northeast Nigeria less than six weeks from elections.

Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria neighbours

2015-01-21 08:23

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria’s neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants.

Charlie Hebdo protests leave at least 10 dead in Niger

2015-01-18 07:49

At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country's president says.

2 detained in Niger baby trafficking case

2015-01-06 11:38

Two of the defendants in a baby trafficking case in Niger have been brought before prosecutors accused of trying to leave the capital during their trial, a defence lawyer says.

Niger opposition chief, wanted in baby-trafficking case, in Europe

2014-08-31 21:15

Niger's fugitive parliament speaker Hama Amadou, who is wanted for questioning in his home country on suspicion of involvement in baby-trafficking, has fled to Europe, officials say.


Ex-speaker becomes opposition candidate in Niger vote

2015-09-14 17:00

A major opposition party in Niger has chosen its exiled leader, former parliamentary speaker Hama Amadou, to challenge President Mahamadou Issoufou in next year's election.

Date set for Niger’s presidential election

2015-07-30 09:28

The first round of Niger’s presidential election will be held on February 21 in 2016, the country’s election commission says, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou set to seek a second term.

Niger appeal court green lights baby-trafficking trial

2015-07-13 22:00

A Niger appeal court in Niamey has given a criminal court the go-ahead for a child-trafficking case involving the former head of the national assembly.

Niger president vows transparent vote

2015-06-04 22:28

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, facing a fragmented opposition, has said he wants to ensure next year's presidential and parliamentary elections are 'transparent'.

EU to open Niger shelters

2015-05-15 22:53

Several shelters are to open in Niger for illegal African immigrants in a bid to dissuade them from trying to reach Europe and instead offering local alternatives.

Niger president urges country to stand up to Boko Haram

2015-02-12 06:40

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou has urged the nation to stand up to Boko Haram Islamists from Nigeria who have launched repeated cross-border attacks in recent days.

Dozens held at Niger demo after deadly cartoons riots

2015-01-19 07:32

Police in Niger have fired tear gas and arrested dozens at a banned opposition protest, a day after deadly riots over a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Niger bans Charlie Hebdo over Mohammed cartoon

2015-01-16 09:22

Niger has banned distribution of Charlie Hebdo in the mainly Muslim country, with the government 'vehemently' condemning the cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in the latest issue of the French weekly.

France wants action on Libya

2015-01-03 11:17

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says world powers must tackle instability in Libya but he stopped short of openly backing the military intervention.

Niger chief flees over baby-trafficking scandal

2014-08-28 19:37

Niger's leader of the opposition Hama Amadou has fled to neighbouring Burkina Faso after parliamentary leaders authorised his arrest on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking network.

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