Malnutrition brings horrific disease to Niger's children

2015-07-05 13:02

Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.

Niger army, Boko Haram clash

2015-06-26 06:06

The Niger army and Boko Haram extremists have clashed after militants killed 5 in a village attack.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria - police

2015-06-25 17:02

Gunmen have kidnapped an Argentinian national near a farm where he was working in Niger state, north central Nigeria, police say.

Niger facing child malnutrition crisis

2015-06-22 23:45

Southeast Niger is struggling with a dramatic increase in child malnutrition as tens of thousands of people flee the Boko Haram conflict.

Niger: 33 migrants have died in desert this year

2015-06-17 08:47

A total of 33 migrants died in the Sahara desert while en route to Europe this year, including 18 found dehydrated last week near a road to the border with Algeria, the government of Niger says.

18 migrants found dead in Niger's desert

2015-06-14 19:03

The bodies of 18 west African migrants hoping to reach Europe have been found in the Sahara desert near Arlit in Niger, the International Organisation for Migration has reported.

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.

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'.

African leaders plan joint piracy response

2015-06-03 17:14

African leaders will meet in Togo to discuss drawing up a continental charter against maritime piracy.

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.


West African leaders urge power liberalisation

2015-07-01 21:05

Five West African leaders have urged regional governments to liberalise the region's electricity sector to overcome insufficient power capacities.

Five people killed in 'Boko Haram' attack in southeast Niger

2015-06-25 19:48

Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed five people and injured four others in an attack in southeast Niger, state radio says.

Niger army says it killed 15 Boko Haram militants

2015-06-25 14:53

Niger’s army says it killed 15 Boko Haram militants in the course of land and air operation against the armed Islamist group.

Boko Haram attacks villages in Niger

2015-06-18 21:10

Boko Haram has crossed into Niger attacking 2 villages and killing 40 says the local governor.

Migrants trade tales of hope, despair

2015-06-16 11:12

In a dusty town on the edge of the Sahara Desert, migrants waiting to be whisked away towards a new life in North Africa or Europe cross paths with others who have returned destitute and devoid of all illusions.

Military top brass meet on Boko Haram

2015-06-09 23:05

Military top brass from Nigeria and surrounding countries have met to thrash out plans to take on Boko Haram, after the militants struck again in the country's far northeast.

Niger signs up to end slavery

2015-06-05 21:33

The west African country of Niger, where there are tens of thousands of modern-day slaves according to unofficial estimates, became the first country to sign a UN protocol to stamp out the practice.

Nigerian to lead regional anti-Boko Haram force

2015-06-04 05:46

Nigeria has named the general to head a multinational force fighting Boko Haram, taking over from Chad.

Niger border town in lockdown over Boko Haram

2015-06-03 08:57

Situated on the border with north-eastern Nigeria, the heartland of Boko Haram insurgents, Diffa is on high alert since it was attacked in February.

Niger meningitis epidemic has peaked, 545 dead

2015-06-02 15:15

An epidemic of meningitis has killed 545 people in Niger, out of 8 234 people who caught the disease, but has now peaked, the World Health Organisation says.

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