Desert antelope faces 'imminent extinction'

2016-05-06 20:20

The Saharan Addax antelope has been pushed to the brink of extinction by poaching and loss of habitat to the oil industry, the international organisation that tracks threatened species says.

Niger refinery operations resume after strike

2016-04-18 15:30

Operations have restarted at Niger's only oil refinery after a strike over working conditions and pay disrupted fuel deliveries for three days.

Niger presidential rival gets bail

2016-03-29 19:56

A Niger court has granted bail to presidential challenger Hama Amadou, who was detained in November on shadowy baby trafficking charges.

Man pleads guilty to killing US official in Niger carjacking

2016-03-25 08:15

A man charged with killing a US Department of Defense official and wounding a US Marine during a carjacking in Niger in 2000 has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder

Niger opposition rejects 'sham' run-off

2016-03-22 17:00

Niger's opposition has slammed the final round of the country's presidential elections as a "sham" due to a low voter turnout, challenging any attempts to claim victory by incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou.

Niger: Border attacks kill 3 security forces; 4 injured

2016-03-19 11:01

Niger's defence ministry says three gendarmes have been killed and four security forces injured in separate attacks this week.

Niger presidential candidate ill

2016-03-16 21:00

Niger's ailing presidential candidate Hama Amadou, who was jailed for four months, has been evacuated to Paris.

Niger court refuses to free jailed presidential hopeful

2016-03-14 21:56

A Niger appeals court has rejected a demand to release jailed presidential candidate Hama Amadou before a run-off vote on March 20.

Niger opposition drops out of presidential run-off

2016-03-09 12:44

Niger's opposition coalition says its jailed candidate Hama Amadou will boycott the run-off race against President Mahamadou Issoufou, as the government insisted it would press ahead with the ballot expected to hand the incumbent a second ter

Fears of jihadist violence mount in Niger

2016-02-27 07:04

Niger fears the emergence of its own brand of home-grown Islamist trouble as it is increasingly targeted by jihadist fighters.


Niger's opposition lifts boycott of parliament

2016-04-18 16:02

Niger's opposition coalition COPA 2016 has decided to end a boycott of parliament and the national electoral commission.

Niger's president takes second term in office

2016-04-02 22:05

Niger's president has been inaugurated for his second five-year term in office after easily winning re-election.

Niger opposition ready 'for dialogue' with president after disputed vote

2016-03-28 20:01

Niger's opposition says it is ready to open a dialogue with President Mahamadou Issoufou after boycotting his contested re-election.

Niger president wins 92% of vote amid low turnout

2016-03-23 12:05

Niger's president has cruised to an easy re-election while his main opponent remains in France seeking medical treatment after being jailed for several months.

Opponent in France as Niger holds run-off vote

2016-03-20 20:40

Niger's president is running for a 2nd term against an opponent forced to campaign from behind bars before being flown to Paris for medical treatment.

Niger to hold tense solo run-off

2016-03-18 19:00

With the main challenger airlifted from jail to a Paris hospital and an opposition boycott, President Mahamdou Issoufou seems certain to win re-election.

Niger fights against fistula

2016-03-15 17:32

Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by a complicated labour which can leave victims with chronic incontinence and often results in them becoming social outcasts.

Niger presidential candidate back in jail, opposition vows 'boycott'

2016-03-12 10:02

Jailed Niger opposition leader Hama Amadou, due to stand in a presidential run-off, is back behind bars Friday receiving medical treatment, his entourage says, as his coalition vows to boycott the vote.

Niger 'Lion' president to face run-off vote

2016-02-27 20:24

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou took a clear lead in the uranium-rich African nation's presidential election but will face a run-off against jailed opposition leader Hama Amadou.

Niger opposition won't recognise poll results

2016-02-23 17:08

Niger's opposition parties say they did not recognise the first partial results of the recent presidential polls.

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