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UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

2017-06-21 19:31

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

France says UN likely to support Sahel anti-jihadist force

2017-06-15 21:58

France's foreign minister has said he was confident "we will get there" in convincing a reluctant United States to give United Nations backing to an anti-jihadist force drawn from five African countries.

IOM, Niger authorities rescue 92 abandoned migrants

2017-06-14 19:18

The International Organization for Migration says its team and Niger authorities have rescued more than 90 migrants abandoned in the hot Sahara Desert on their way to Libya

African migrants: to Europe, whatever the risk

2017-06-13 19:14

Uche's real journey had yet to begin but he had already spent four days in the northern Nigerian city of Kano after travelling on public buses and potholed roads from Imo state in the southeast.

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims deadly UN base attack

2017-06-09 17:30

A powerful Al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed an attack on a United Nations camp that killed three peacekeepers in Kidal in Mali's troubled north.

Top Africa stories: Zuma, Lesotho, Moz

2017-06-02 08:47

A gang of robbers dressed in security guard uniforms has raided a cash-in-transit truck outside a bank in Mozambique, and President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months.

44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert

2017-06-01 16:00

At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials have said.

Meningitis caused almost 180 deaths in Niger since January: UN

2017-05-17 21:08

At least 179 people, almost half of them children, have died of meningitis since January in Niger, where some 3,000 suspected cases have been reported, the United Nations has said.

Niger gold seekers dig deep for bullion dreams

2017-05-03 13:49

Arriving on motorcycles and donkeys, in cars, or even on foot, hundreds of people have flocked to a site in southern Niger hoping to strike gold.

Hepatitis E outbreak kills 25 in Niger refugee camp

2017-04-27 17:29

Bad water and hygiene have led to an epidemic of hepatitis E that has killed 25 people over several months in a refugee camp in southeast Niger.

 

France, US agree UN draft on anti-jihadist Sahel force

2017-06-20 22:07

France and the United States have reached an agreement on a draft UN resolution that would pave the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region, diplomats have said.

9 children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger: officials

2017-06-15 11:34

At least nine children have been killed in Niger as heavy rains over the past days caused the collapse of houses in the capital Niamey, authorities say.

100 migrants rescued from desert in Niger

2017-06-14 16:28

Around 100 Libya-bound migrants, including women, have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger after being abandoned by their smugglers, says a security source.

US opposes UN authorizing 5 countries to fight extremists

2017-06-10 11:02

The United States is opposing a French-drafted UN resolution that would authorise military action by five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region against extremist groups

Why are Sahel countries deploying an anti-jihad force?

2017-06-07 20:08

France has asked the UN Security Council to authorise the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists and criminality in the Sahel region, with a vote expected as early as next week.

Six killed in attack on Niger military post: security source

2017-06-01 19:53

Six members of the Niger security forces were killed when heavily-armed attackers ambushed a military position near the border with Mali, says a security source.

G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

2017-05-27 20:56

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.

Children amid migrants dead of thirst in Niger desert

2017-05-03 21:00

Eight migrants, five of them children, have died of thirst in the Niger desert while making their way to Algeria, a key destination for would-be migrants to Europe, a security source says.

Around 20 jihadists killed or captured in Mali's north

2017-05-01 13:28

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali's restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5, the French chief of staff has said.

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

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