Niger


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.

Niger frees opposition politicians after 10 months' detention

2016-09-18 22:00

Seven opposition politicians in Niger, including a former minister, have been released from prison, 10 months after being jailed for "armed and unarmed assembly," their party announced.

Niger becoming new Boko Haram target - analysts

2016-09-15 22:45

Niger is increasingly becoming a target for Boko Haram attacks, as the Islamists come under sustained military pressure in Nigeria while reeling under a leadership struggle, analysts say.

'Two killed' in attack on Niger refugee camp

2016-09-12 07:20

At least two civilians have been killed and several wounded in an attack by unidentified assailants on a UN refugee camp in Niger near the Malian border, sources told AFP Sunday.

5 dead in first east Niger Boko Haram attack in 3 months

2016-09-04 07:33

Five villagers have been killed and two others wounded in a Boko Haram attack in eastern Niger, the first in three months carried out there by the jihadist group, a local governor says.

11 killed and 30 000 left homeless in Niger floods

2016-07-29 18:38

Eleven people have died in flooding in Niger and 30 000 have been left homeless after vast swathes of the country - including arid desert locations - were deluged with heavy rain, the UN said.

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.

 

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.

38 Boko Haram fighters killed in south Niger - army

2016-09-17 09:02

At least 38 Boko Haram Islamist fighters have been killed during military search operations carried out by Niger and Chad troops in the Diffa region of south east Niger this week, an official says.

7 Niger soldiers killed by Boko Haram, says army

2016-09-14 10:02

Seven Niger soldiers have been killed and eight other wounded in two separate attacks by Boko Haram Islamists over the past week, the army says.

38 dead, 92 000 left homeless by Niger floods

2016-09-08 06:46

At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92 000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Niger calls on donors to fund WFP

2016-07-30 11:00

Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has called on donors to fund the World Food Programme's activities in the country, which are threatened by lack of funding.

Niger president moots regional anti-terror force

2016-07-11 22:52

President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger has proposed setting up a multinational west African force to fight terrorism.

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.

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