Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2016-11-22 18:00

An attack by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists against a Lake Chad army base manned by an anti-insurgent regional force has left six Cameroonian soldiers dead, says a military source.

Five soldiers killed in Niger attack

2016-11-08 20:32

Five soldiers have been killed and four others missing following an attack in southwest Niger close to the border with Mali, a security source has said.

Niger arrests 38 after deadly herder clashes

2016-11-03 06:58

Niger has arrested 38 suspects over the deaths of 18 people who were killed in clashes between cattle herders and farmers, a police source says.

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Niger says US aid worker likely held by Mali jihadists

2016-10-17 08:30

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, the country's interior minister says.

American NGO worker kidnapped in Niger

2016-10-15 07:16

An American NGO worker has been kidnapped in the Niger town of Abalak, northeast of the capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, a security source says.

Merkel heads to Mali on Africa trip focused on migrants

2016-10-09 20:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left for Mali, the first stop on a three-day Africa tour focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.

Niger: 20 soldiers dead in attack on post near refugee camp

2016-10-07 08:24

A local official says gunmen have killed around 20 Niger soldiers guarding a camp of Malian refugees.

Niger, Chad forces kill 126 extremists since July, army says

2016-10-03 19:25

Niger's army says joint operations with Chad's military have killed at least 126 Islamic extremists since July.

Niger spending huge sums on 'ghost' teachers - anti-graft agency

2016-09-20 15:34

Niger, one of the world’s poorest countries, is shelling out more than €4.5m every month for “non-existent” teachers, the state anti-corruption agency says.


Nigerian troops disarm dynamite on oil pipeline, 2nd attack

2016-11-09 06:02

A community leader says Nigerian security forces are trying to disarm explosives planted on a state-owned oil pipeline that has been attacked by militants twice recently.

Five soldiers killed in Niger attack

2016-11-08 17:08

Five soldiers have been killed and four are missing following an attack in southwest Niger, a security source says.

Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

2016-10-23 11:43

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

Gunmen attack Niger prison holding extremists

2016-10-17 15:03

Niger's interior and public security minister says gunmen attacked a prison that holds jihadists and were repelled by security forces

Niger hunts kidnapped US aid worker

2016-10-16 10:02

Niger has launched an army operation to hunt down a kidnapped American aid worker, the west African country's interior minister says.

Niger says Germany can build military logistics base there

2016-10-11 14:30

Niamey's president says Germany can build a military logistics base in this West African country to strengthen its support of the fight against extremism here and in Mali.

Niger: Attackers who killed 22 soldiers 'likely from Mali'

2016-10-08 18:01

Niger's government says attackers who killed at least 22 soldiers at a Malian refugee camp likely came from Mali.

Germany to open Niger base to support UN Mali mission

2016-10-05 23:00

Germany will build a military base in Niger to support the UN mission fighting jihadists in neighbouring Mali, Berlin's ambassador to Niamey says.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

2016-09-28 16:43

As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the border of Nigeria, more than 280 000 people have been displaced.

Niger universities paralysed as teachers, students strike

2016-09-19 19:06

Lecturers and students in Niger have launched a week-long strike, paralysing universities across the country in protest over the non-payment of salaries and grants.

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