ISIS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

2017-10-06 10:03

US officials say ISIS-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos.

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'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.

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.

Niger's security-minded president vies for 2nd term in vote

2016-02-22 12:05

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou seeks re-election, touting his record of defending the West African nation from Islamic extremists as he vied against 14 other candidates to capture a second five-year term.

Thousands turn out in Niger to back jailed presidential hopeful

2016-02-02 22:47

Around 10 000 people shouting 'Hama for president!' packed a Niger rally in support of jailed opposition figure Hama Amadou.

Niger's president says coup plot foiled, suspects arrested

2015-12-18 13:19

Niger's government has 'foiled' a coup plot, resulting in a number of arrests, President Mahamadou Issoufou say in an address broadcast on national radio and television Thursday, adding that the situation was 'under control'.

Exiled opposition figure Hama vows to return to Niger

2015-09-15 16:15

Niger’s former head of parliament and exiled opposition figure, Hama Amadou, who is being sought in connection with an investigation into child-trafficking, has vowed to return home to stand in a presidential election next year.


Many casualties in Niger 'terrorist' attack: president

2017-10-05 19:49

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou says his country had been attacked by "terrorist groups" and there had been many casualties, in comments made after a joint US-Nigerien patrol was ambushed.

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 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.

Niger leader proposes national unity govt

2016-03-23 20:09

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, re-elected for a second term during controversial weekend elections, has proposed forming a national unity government with the opposition which boycotted the vote.

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.

Opposition warns no easy poll victory for Niger 'Lion'

2016-02-22 22:22

Niger's opposition has warned there would be no easy victory at the polls for incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou despite his vow of a first-round 'knockout' blow.

Niger's 'Lion' president seeks re-election in tense vote

2016-02-21 13:17

Voters in Niger have gone to the polls in an election in which President Mahamadou Issoufou has promised a "knockout" blow to his opponents, one of whom is behind bars on baby-trafficking charges.

Niger holds 13 over failed December coup

2016-01-13 21:57

Twelve soldiers and a civilian have been arrested so far in connection with last month's failed coup in Niger.

Top minister 'meddling' in baby trafficking case – Niger judges

2015-11-30 09:32

Judges in Niger say a top minister is “meddling” in a high profile baby trafficking case allegedly involving a prominent opposition leader and presidential aspirant.

Ex-speaker becomes opposition candidate in Niger vote

2015-09-14 17:00

A major opposition party in Niger has chosen its exiled leader, former parliamentary speaker Hama Amadou, to challenge President Mahamadou Issoufou in next year's election.

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