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Niger's Diffa suffers under Boko Haram violence

2016-06-22 10:45

Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.

Seven Niger gendarmes killed in refugee camp attack

2016-06-18 12:47

Seven gendarmes have been killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Niger hosting civilians who have fled Boko Haram, security and humanitarian sources say.

Nigeriens who fled Boko Haram attack in 'great distress' - minister

2016-06-17 11:29

Tens of thousands of Nigeriens who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in "great distress", with many lacking food and healthcare, says Niger's interior minister during a visit to the displaced.

Nigeria militant group urges end to oil attacks

2016-06-13 07:21

A militant group notorious for devastating attacks on Nigeria's oil industry in the 2000s called for dialogue to end renewed violence that has cut oil output.

2 000 Chad troops head to Niger after Boko Haram attack

2016-06-08 17:46

About 2 000 troops from regional military powerhouse Chad have headed to neighbouring Niger, where Boko Haram insurgents inflicted heavy losses in the town of Bosso.

Niger vows to avenge deadly raid by Boko Haram

2016-06-06 22:17

Niger has vowed to avenge the deaths of 30 of its soldiers who were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in one of the jihadist group's deadliest attacks in the country.

Niger on alert for massive floods: UN

2016-05-31 16:24

Nearly 100 000 people across the arid west African country of Niger will likely be hit by massive flooding this year, the UN says.

Niger's opposition lifts boycott of parliament

2016-04-18 16:02

Niger's opposition coalition COPA 2016 has decided to end a boycott of parliament and the national electoral commission.

Niger's president takes second term in office

2016-04-02 22:05

Niger's president has been inaugurated for his second five-year term in office after easily winning re-election.

Niger opposition ready 'for dialogue' with president after disputed vote

2016-03-28 20:01

Niger's opposition says it is ready to open a dialogue with President Mahamadou Issoufou after boycotting his contested re-election.

 

Freak rainstorms wreak havoc in Niger desert

2016-06-20 19:38

Unusually heavy rains in Niger's desert north in recent days have killed thousands of goats and cattle, gutted homes and stores, and left three people dead, national television says.

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 18 at funeral

2016-06-17 17:39

A police official says Boko Haram extremists have killed 18 people at a funeral in northeast Nigeria.

Bodies of migrants abandoned by people smugglers found in Niger desert

2016-06-16 10:26

The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach Algeria, have been found in the Niger desert.

Niger, Chad to fight against Boko Haram

2016-06-11 07:20

Niger and Chad have decided to send troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram extremists to secure their borders from Islamic extremists.

50 000 flee Boko Haram attacks in Niger

2016-06-07 16:38

About 50 000 people have fled a town in Niger's troubled southeast after deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Boko Haram attack in Niger 'kills 32 soldiers'

2016-06-04 16:26

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two Nigerian troops have been killed in a Boko Haram attack on Niger's border with Nigeria, Niger's officials say.

Desert antelope faces 'imminent extinction'

2016-05-06 20:20

The Saharan Addax antelope has been pushed to the brink of extinction by poaching and loss of habitat to the oil industry, the international organisation that tracks threatened species says.

Niger refinery operations resume after strike

2016-04-18 15:30

Operations have restarted at Niger's only oil refinery after a strike over working conditions and pay disrupted fuel deliveries for three days.

Niger presidential rival gets bail

2016-03-29 19:56

A Niger court has granted bail to presidential challenger Hama Amadou, who was detained in November on shadowy baby trafficking charges.

Man pleads guilty to killing US official in Niger carjacking

2016-03-25 08:15

A man charged with killing a US Department of Defense official and wounding a US Marine during a carjacking in Niger in 2000 has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder

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