Nigeria, Cameroon seek closer partnership

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a two-day visit to Cameroon in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours.

As desert encroaches, Niger turns to natural gas

2015-07-29 09:10

Threatened by the advance of a desert that already covers two-thirds of Niger, the poor Sahel nation hopes to halt rapid deforestation by promoting natural gas.

Boko Haram resurgence deepens humanitarian crisis in Niger

2015-07-22 21:03

A wave of attacks by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and the islands of Lake Chad has forced tens of thousands across the border to Niger's arid southeastern region of Diffa.

Boko Haram militants kill a dozen villagers in Niger-sources

2015-07-16 22:35

Suspected Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents killed at least a dozen villagers and wounded several others in an attack in southeastern Niger.

US at Niger's side in fight against extremism

2015-07-10 11:51

The US is at Niger’s side in the fight against extremism and Boko Haram, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken says during a visit to the west African country.

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.


Niger strips opposition parliamentary leader of immunity

2015-07-29 14:02

Niger’s parliament has stripped the head of the opposition MODEC party grouping of his immunity from prosecution, opening the way to his trial on charges of corruption, judicial sources say.

Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy

2015-07-29 08:01

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.

16 Niger villagers killed in Boko Haram attack - official

2015-07-19 07:23

Boko Haram jihadists killed 16 civilians in a recent attack on a southeast Niger village, near the Nigerian border, a local official says.

Boko Haram brutally kills five civilians in Niger

2015-07-11 06:24

Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of five civilians in southeast Niger during a targeted attack by the Islamist group wreaking havoc in the region.

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.

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