Niger bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram

2015-02-25 22:25

Niger's air force has bombed a convoy of trucks carrying smoked fish to Nigeria, a trade banned by local officials because it is suspected of helping to finance the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Refugees in Niger live under shadow of Boko Haram

2015-02-20 10:36

Refugees in Niger are living under the shadow of Boko Haram after the the Islamist group launched five bloody attacks in Diffa border territory.

Taking on Boko Haram: Forces on the ground

2015-02-18 21:21

Four African armies, from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, are currently directly engaged in the fight against the Nigeria-based insurgent group Boko Haram.

Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

2015-02-17 17:13

Niger's president Mamahadou Issoufou has told thousands of people protesting at deadly raids by Boko Haram that "Niger will be the tomb" of the Islamists from neighbouring Nigeria.

Chad begins Boko Haram 'warm-up'

2015-02-16 21:44

Chad has launched a US-backed counter-terrorism exercise with 1 300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria's Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram takes fight into Chad

2015-02-14 10:00

Nigeria's Boko Haram rebels have carried out their first attack inside neighbouring Chad, targeting a village on the shores of Lake Chad as part of a widening insurgency.

Niger, Boko Haram clashes leave 260 dead

2015-02-12 19:50

Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger's southeastern Diffa region.

Niger declares state of emergency

2015-02-10 23:07

Niger's government has declared a state of emergency in the Diffa region along the border with Nigeria, which has been attacked repeatedly by Boko Haram in recent days.

Niger tales on Boko Haram networks

2015-02-10 17:26

Niger's parliament has unanimously approved sending troops to northern Nigeria to combat the Islamist militant group Boko Haram which sash deep roots in the area.

Boko Haram launches twin attacks in Niger, Cameroon

2015-02-10 07:26

Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria have bombed a Niger border town, killing five people, and carried out attacks in Cameroon, kidnapping a bus full of passengers, according to military sources.


US military trains African armies

2015-02-25 19:56

Chad is sending hundreds of troops to fight Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria as part of a regional offensive.

Nigeria blamed as dozens killed in funeral bombing

2015-02-19 06:02

At least 36 civilians have been killed after a military plane bombed a funeral party in a Niger border village, in an incident its deputy mayor blamed on the Nigerian air force.

Boko Haram raze town

2015-02-17 22:59

Boko Haram have razed a town down to the ground as violence rages across northeast Nigeria less than six weeks from elections.

Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad

2015-02-17 07:43

The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram has threatened neighbouring countries Niger and Chad, as countries meet in Cameroon to discuss response.

Several hurt as Boko Haram attack Cameroon army base

2015-02-16 19:13

Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a Cameroon military camp near the town of Waza in the north of the country, wounding several soldiers, an army spokesperson says.

Niger makes 43 million barrel crude discovery

2015-02-12 21:00

Niger has made a new crude oil discovery estimated at about 43 million barrels in its Bilma field, the president of the West African nation says.

Niger president urges country to stand up to Boko Haram

2015-02-12 06:40

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou has urged the nation to stand up to Boko Haram Islamists from Nigeria who have launched repeated cross-border attacks in recent days.

UN worried - 125 000 Nigerian refugees in Niger

2015-02-10 22:44

The UN food agency has voiced concern for the 125 000 Nigerian refugees who have fled to southeast Niger, where Boko Haram militants have launched attacks in recent days.

Niger will send troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

2015-02-10 08:55

Niger's parliament has voted unanimously to send troops to Nigeria to join a regional fight against Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, lawmakers say.

Boko Haram stages new assault on Niger border town

2015-02-08 14:06

Boko Haram Islamist insurgents have staged an overnight assault on a border in Niger, residents say, the second time the west African nation has come under attack by the Nigeria-based extremists.

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