Spice of life: Niger region lifts ban on red pepper

2017-10-18 20:35

Small farmers in southeastern Niger are rejoicing after authorities lifted a two-year ban on the growing of red peppers, imposed in their fight against jihadists.

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

2017-10-14 11:00

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

France to grant asylum to Niger, Chad migrants

2017-10-10 06:00

French President Emmanuel Macron says that the first operations to allow migrants to come legally to France from Niger and Chad will start in the coming weeks.

US officials: 4th US soldier dead after attack in Niger

2017-10-07 13:00

US officials say a soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces

Many casualties in Niger 'terrorist' attack: president

2017-10-05 19:49

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou says his country had been attacked by "terrorist groups" and there had been many casualties, in comments made after a joint US-Nigerien patrol was ambushed.

Troops killed in attack on US-Niger patrol

2017-10-05 07:03

An ambush on a joint US-Niger patrol has left several soldiers dead, a security official has said, as fears increase that a conflict in neighbouring Mali is spilling over the African nation's border.

At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: emergency services

2017-09-16 07:30

At least 33 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying traders from Niger capsized in northwest Nigeria, the National Emergency Management (NEMA) has said.

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram endure 'hell on earth' in Niger

2017-09-14 18:03

"Sai wahala!" - in Hausa means "there's big trouble" - exclaims Zara Moustapha, living with more than 12 000 displaced Nigeriens and refugees from Nigeria in the N'Gaman desert camp in southeast Niger.

Flood-hit Niger launches campaign to fight malaria

2017-09-08 19:25

Niger has launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding sites in the capital in the wake of heavy rains that have lashed the city since June.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-28 20:48

President Robert Mugabe has launched an indirect attack on white South Africans, and More than 1 000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital.


Niger town calls for release of abducted US aid worker

2017-10-16 10:01

A small central city in Niger has called for the "unconditional release" of a longtime US aid worker abducted in 2016, whose fate is unknown a year later.

Militants that attacked US troops in Niger were new to area

2017-10-12 15:37

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says the US Army troops who were ambushed and killed in Niger last week were attacked by enemy forces that hadn't operated in that area before.

Niger buries soldiers killed in 'terrorist' attack

2017-10-08 11:16

Niger has buried soldiers killed in an ambush this week on the Niger-Mali border, which also claimed the lives of US special forces troops in the country to provide anti-terror support.

ISIS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

2017-10-06 10:03

US officials say ISIS-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos.

Pentagon confirms three US soldiers killed in Niger ambush

2017-10-05 18:14

Three US soldiers and one from another nation were killed when a joint US-Niger patrol was ambushed near the border with Mali in southwest Niger, the Pentagon has confirmed.

Niger: Thousands left without homes after severe flooding

2017-09-21 15:30

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in Niger after months of severe flooding.

Niger floods leave at least 54 dead, 200 000 displaced

2017-09-15 20:03

Flooding unleashed by three months of torrential rain in Niger has killed at least 54 people and left nearly 200 000 displaced, the UN has said.

Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria

2017-09-10 14:00

The Niger Basin Authority has issued a warning of possible flooding in Benin and Nigeria, two countries downstream on the river, which is currently flooding in Niger.

Niger rains kill more than 40 in and around capital

2017-08-29 20:00

Niger's government says torrential rains have killed at least 44 people in the capital and other parts of the West African country.

At least 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

2017-08-14 20:51

At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials have said, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats.

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