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The world needs hydro power

2015-08-28 21:21

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydro power dams.

Deadly journey to Europe a road to hell

2015-08-11 22:47

The average asylum seeker's journey from West Africa to Europe takes 22 months.

Pirates attack military base in Nigeria, 5 dead

2015-08-08 21:27

Suspected pirates have killed four soldiers and a policeman in an attack on a military base in Nembe town in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, a police spokesperson says.

Guinea ready to join regional fight

2015-08-05 21:37

Guinean President Alpha Conde says the country is ready to help in the regional fight against Islamist militants from Boko Haram.

Date set for Niger’s presidential election

2015-07-30 09:28

The first round of Niger’s presidential election will be held on February 21 in 2016, the country’s election commission says, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou set to seek a second term.

Nigeria, Cameroon seek closer partnership

2015-07-29 19:32

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.

 

Niger steps up fight against cancers stalking women

2015-08-17 07:55

Niger has stepped up the fight against breast and cervical cancer, using screening and public awareness campaigns to reverse a scourge affecting more and more women in the prime of life.

'Strategy rethink needed' as Boko Haram shifts to suicide attacks

2015-08-11 07:43

A west African regional force set up to fight Boko Haram will need "local intelligence" to root out Islamic insurgents forced on the run by national army offensives, security experts say.

Vaccines short as meningitis epidemic erupts in West Africa

2015-08-07 14:17

International health officials are scrambling to find meningitis C vaccines as an outbreak of the child-killing disease threatens to balloon.

Migrant trek north is deadly

2015-08-03 17:42

Hundreds of migrants die each year on the treacherous journey to Europe, a well-oiled system feeding off the desperation of the poor.

Full veil banned in key Niger region

2015-07-29 20:43

Authorities in Niger's Diffa area, on the border with Nigeria, have banned the full Islamic veil following suicide attacks in countries in the region.

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.

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