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Hepatitis E outbreak kills 25 in Niger refugee camp

2017-04-27 17:29

Bad water and hygiene have led to an epidemic of hepatitis E that has killed 25 people over several months in a refugee camp in southeast Niger.

Three Niger police arrested after deadly student demo

2017-04-17 10:59

Authorities in Niger say three police officers have been arrested after allegedly assaulting a demonstrator at a violent student protest in Niamey.

Niger security forces kill 57 Boko Haram militants

2017-04-11 09:13

Niger's Ministry of Defense says security forces killed at least 57 Boko Haram Islamic extremists who had attacked a village in the eastern Diffa region overnight..

Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

Niger sentences opposition figure to jail in baby trafficking trial

2017-03-13 22:09

Hama Amadou, an opposition leader in the Sahel state of Niger, was sentenced to a year's jail on a charge of baby smuggling after a trial that his attorneys have denounced as a fix.

Niger declares emergency in areas flanking restive Mali

2017-03-04 13:00

Niger has declared a state of emergency in several western areas flanking Mali after a spate of deadly attacks blamed on jihadists from its restive neighbour.

UN Security Council visit to draw attention to Lake Chad crisis

2017-03-02 11:57

The UN Security Council envoys are set to travel to the Lake Chad region, where famine, the Boko Haram insurgency, climate change and poor governance have collided to create one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

'Terrorist attack' kills 15 soldiers in Niger: army

2017-02-24 08:52

At least Fifteen soldiers have been killed and 19 wounded in a attack by "terrorist elements" in western Niger, authorities say.

Libya repatriates nearly 200 migrants to Niger

2017-02-14 18:42

Libya has repatriated nearly 200 illegal migrants from Niger who had been held in detention centres in the capital, an AFP photographer said.

WATCH: I've never experienced happiness in my marriage' - #ChildMarriages

2017-02-01 15:52

Despite efforts to end child marriages, one in four girls across Sub Saharan Africa is forced into marriage before their 18th birthday, says a human rights group.

 

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

Niger president meets student leaders in bid to end protests: radio

2017-04-16 15:57

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou held talks with student leaders in a bid to defuse the country's university crisis after a violent protest left one person dead, a student union head has said.

Abducted French national is 'in Sudan': Chad minister

2017-03-24 18:31

A French national abducted from southeastern Chad is in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister has said. .

Boko Haram's Shekau reappears, criticises Cameroon 'lies'

2017-03-17 16:33

Boko Haram's elusive leader has made his first appearance in months, claiming responsibility for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims that scores of his fighters have been killed.

Niger drought leaves schools closed

2017-03-11 07:17

More than half of schoolchildren have quit class in some parts of Niger due to drought which is forcing entire families of farmers to move to seek better pastures, the UN says.

UN Security Council begins Africa trip focused on Boko Haram

2017-03-03 21:33

The UN Security Council has kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

2017-02-26 14:42

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry has said.

The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Sahel leaders say terror threat requires immediate action

2017-02-06 22:06

Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.

Boko Haram in deadly ambush on motorists in NE Nigeria

2017-01-30 19:43

More than 20 people were feared dead after Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on a convoy of motorists travelling under military escort in northeast Nigeria, witnesses say..

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