Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

2016-10-23 11:43

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

Gunmen attack Niger prison holding extremists

2016-10-17 15:03

Niger's interior and public security minister says gunmen attacked a prison that holds jihadists and were repelled by security forces

Niger hunts kidnapped US aid worker

2016-10-16 10:02

Niger has launched an army operation to hunt down a kidnapped American aid worker, the west African country's interior minister says.

Niger says Germany can build military logistics base there

2016-10-11 14:30

Niamey's president says Germany can build a military logistics base in this West African country to strengthen its support of the fight against extremism here and in Mali.

Niger: Attackers who killed 22 soldiers 'likely from Mali'

2016-10-08 18:01

Niger's government says attackers who killed at least 22 soldiers at a Malian refugee camp likely came from Mali.

Germany to open Niger base to support UN Mali mission

2016-10-05 23:00

Germany will build a military base in Niger to support the UN mission fighting jihadists in neighbouring Mali, Berlin's ambassador to Niamey says.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

2016-09-28 16:43

As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the border of Nigeria, more than 280 000 people have been displaced.

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.


EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Niger says US aid worker likely held by Mali jihadists

2016-10-17 08:30

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, the country's interior minister says.

American NGO worker kidnapped in Niger

2016-10-15 07:16

An American NGO worker has been kidnapped in the Niger town of Abalak, northeast of the capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, a security source says.

Merkel heads to Mali on Africa trip focused on migrants

2016-10-09 20:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left for Mali, the first stop on a three-day Africa tour focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.

Niger: 20 soldiers dead in attack on post near refugee camp

2016-10-07 08:24

A local official says gunmen have killed around 20 Niger soldiers guarding a camp of Malian refugees.

Niger, Chad forces kill 126 extremists since July, army says

2016-10-03 19:25

Niger's army says joint operations with Chad's military have killed at least 126 Islamic extremists since July.

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.

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