France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

2017-02-26 14:42

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry has said.

The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Sahel leaders say terror threat requires immediate action

2017-02-06 22:06

Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.

Boko Haram in deadly ambush on motorists in NE Nigeria

2017-01-30 19:43

More than 20 people were feared dead after Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on a convoy of motorists travelling under military escort in northeast Nigeria, witnesses say..

West African bloc vows Gambia intervention at midnight

2017-01-18 22:31

A military commander with West Africa's regional bloc says its forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution is found to Gambia's political crisis before then.

Nigeria marks 1 000 days since kidnap of Chibok girls

2017-01-08 22:59

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is hopeful the remaining 195 Chibok schoolgirls will be rescued, as he marked 1 000 days since the mass abduction by Boko Haram that drew global attention to the jihadist insurgency.

At least 31 Boko Haram fighters surrender - Niger

2016-12-28 19:00

At least 31 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to authorities in Niger, the West African country's interior minister Bazoum Mohamed says.

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.


'Terrorist attack' kills 15 soldiers in Niger: army

2017-02-24 08:52

At least Fifteen soldiers have been killed and 19 wounded in a attack by "terrorist elements" in western Niger, authorities say.

Libya repatriates nearly 200 migrants to Niger

2017-02-14 18:42

Libya has repatriated nearly 200 illegal migrants from Niger who had been held in detention centres in the capital, an AFP photographer said.

WATCH: I've never experienced happiness in my marriage' - #ChildMarriages

2017-02-01 15:52

Despite efforts to end child marriages, one in four girls across Sub Saharan Africa is forced into marriage before their 18th birthday, says a human rights group.

Two Niger soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

2017-01-21 19:00

Boko Haram has killed at least two soldiers and wounded seven others in a "surprise attack" on a military base in southeast Niger that began overnight, a local official says.

Cameroon claims progress in fight against Boko Haram

2017-01-12 06:11

Cameroon says its military offensive against Boko Haram across the Nigerian border has made major progress, with scores of jihadists killed and hundreds of hostages freed since December.

Chad closes border with Libya over 'terror threat'

2017-01-06 06:50

Chad has announced that it has closed its border with Libya due to the threat of a "potential terrorist infiltration" and is boosting its military presence in the region.

EU gives millions to Niger to help stop flow of migrants

2016-12-16 09:16

The European Union has earmarked hundreds of millions of euros for the northern African nation of Niger as part of its efforts to stop migrants from reaching Europe

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.

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