Boko Haram attacks Niger army base

2015-04-26 14:17

The Niger army says Boko Haram supporters have attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad and there could be "heavy losses".

Italy: refugee camps in Niger, Sudan to stem migrant flow

2015-04-22 11:55

Italy says the EU must rapidly devise a long-range, comprehensive policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya.

Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity

2015-04-19 12:46

More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister says.

Niger isolates bird 'flu farm' as region takes precautions

2015-04-09 17:27

Niger has identified a suspected outbreak of avian flu on a chicken farm in the southern town of Maradi, near the border with Nigeria which has confirmed cases of H5N1 bird flu in several northern states.

Troops pursue Boko Haram in Nigerian border area

2015-03-27 10:02

Troops from Chad and Niger have pursued Boko Haram fighters across a northern Nigerian border area, driving them out of a village they held there and causing some to flee into Niger, two senior Niger military officers say.

US embassies in West Africa boost security

2015-03-20 08:37

The US embassies in the West African nations of Niger and Mali are boosting security for diplomats and their families amid security fears sparked by attacks from Islamic militants.

Central, West African leaders to meet over Boko Haram

2015-03-19 12:23

Central and West African states are set to hold a summit next month to agree a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, their leaders say.

US backs UN on Boko Haram regional force

2015-03-12 07:31

The United States supports the creation of a West African force of up to 10 000 troops to fight Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, a US defence official says.

Chad, Niger troops eject Boko Haram from Nigerian towns

2015-03-09 22:05

Troops from Chad and Niger have freed two towns in northern Nigeria previously held by Boko Haram militants, the first gains made in a joint offensive launched at the weekend, Niger military sources say.

Chad, Niger troops 'retake Nigerian town, 200 Islamists killed'

2015-03-09 14:15

A military offensive by troops from Chad and Niger has taken the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damasak and left at least 200 Islamists dead, a Chadian security source says.


Niger meningitis death toll rises to 129 - minister

2015-04-24 14:26

The death toll in a meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has reached 129, the health minister says.

Niger shuts schools after meningitis outbreak

2015-04-22 06:12

Niger has shut all schools in the region around the capital Niamey and launched a campaign to vaccinate children aged 2 to 15 in an effort to halt a meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 85 since January.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon – army

2015-04-17 16:23

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed at least 10 people in attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, army sources say.

African leaders to hold Boko Haram summit

2015-04-05 20:27

Leaders of central and west African states will hold a summit to try to draw up a joint strategy against the threat posed by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants.

Boko Haram took hundreds from Damasak

2015-03-24 20:35

Residents in the northern Nigerian town of Damasak say Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 400 women and children as they left the town.

Niger: Boko Haram refugees to worsen its food crisis

2015-03-19 16:10

Niger faces a large cereal deficit and will struggle to feed its people as well as the thousands of Boko Haram refugees that have spilled over its border, the prime minister says.

FACTSHEET: Conflict-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

2015-03-18 09:53

Read this article in which Africa Check details how conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.

Crisis at Lake Chad

2015-03-10 22:30

The Red Cross has warned of an increasingly dire situation in Nigeria and other countries circling Lake Chad, where hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee Boko Haram violence.

Chad, Niger troops move to attack Boko Haram

2015-03-09 17:15

Forces from Chad and Niger have opened a new front in the regional military fight against Boko Haram, as army vehicles full of soldiers crossed the border into northeast Nigeria, official say.

Niger, Chad troops fight Boko Haram

2015-03-08 18:30

A source says the armies of Niger and Chad have launched a major ground and air offensive against Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

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