18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Niger

2015-11-26 17:22

Local authorities say 18 people have been killed and 100 homes torched in Niger in an attack by Nigeria's Boko Haram fighters on a southeastern village.

Africa's top fashion event called off over terror fears

2015-11-24 19:58

Africa's prime fashion event, the two-yearly FIMA festival in Niger, has been called off on the eve of its launch over fears of terror attacks, Niger designer Alphadi has announced.

Tensions flare as Niger opposition candidate held on return

2015-11-15 07:08

Opposition Niger presidential candidate Hama Amadou has been arrested on his return from a year in exile over allegations of baby trafficking, a party colleague says.

Niger air force bombs Boko Haram base, arrests 20 militants

2015-11-05 17:31

Niger’s air force has bombed a Boko Haram base in the country’s southeast and arrested more than 20 militants, security sources say, in its biggest counter-attack in eight months.

Dozens arrested as Niger students clash with police

2015-10-20 07:50

Violent clashes in Niger between police and students protesting for better study conditions have left at least seven injured and led to 79 arrests, the governor of the capital Niamey says.

Several dead in twin suicide bombings in Niger's Diffa

2015-10-05 07:23

Two suicide bombings have left at least five civilians and a policeman dead in Niger, a humanitarian worker says, adding that four suicide bombers were also killed.

In Niger, US soldiers quietly help build wall against Boko Haram

2015-09-18 11:02

Despite years of intimidation by the violent extremist group Boko Haram, the people of south-eastern Niger’s Diffa region had never held a summit to confront the threat – perhaps with good reason.

Niger health workers in relentless fight to save children

2015-09-17 12:37

Armed only with a medical bag and her determination, nurse Salamatou Zahadi battles heat and fatigue to look after pregnant and nursing women in Maradi, one of impoverished Niger's poorest areas.

Niger's Muslims, Christians join forces for peace

2015-09-15 09:19

Eight months after Muslims rioted in Niger at a cost of 10 lives and many burned churches, efforts are afoot to mend ties with the Christian minority in the west African country.

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.


Five journalists arrested in Niger

2015-11-25 22:04

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders has condemned a string of arrests of journalists in Niger, saying five had been detained in 10 days.

Thousand schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year

2015-11-16 17:07

Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed an estimated 1 100 schools this year in their stronghold region surrounding Lake Chad.

Boko Haram attacks force 12 000 pupils from Niger schools - UN

2015-11-06 20:32

About 150 schools with more than 12 000 pupils have been forced to close due to the deadly attacks in Niger's southeast Diffa region, the UN says.

Niger ordered to compensate Mainassara's family

2015-10-23 20:19

Niger has been ordered to pay compensation to the family of former president Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, who was killed by members of the presidential guard.

Boko Haram's child victims learn to smile again at Niger camp

2015-10-09 08:31

In a shed at the heart of the Assaga refugee camp in southeast Niger, around 50 children sing and dance, masking the deep emotional trauma inflicted on them by Boko Haram.

Two Niger soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

2015-10-03 12:01

An alleged Boko Haram attack on a village in south-eastern Niger killed two of the country's soldiers, the Nigerien army has said.

Number of children displaced by Boko Haram hits 1.4 million

2015-09-18 07:41

The number of children forced to flee Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria and neighbouring countries has reached 1.4 million, the Unicef says.

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.

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.

Fear, horror plague lives of Boko Haram survivors

2015-09-04 14:14

For the past two years, people living in the Lake Chad region have been exposed to violent attacks by Boko Haram, resulting in a serious humanitarian crisis.

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