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Niger announces first coronavirus case

2020-03-21 11:40

Niger has recorded its first coronavirus case in a man returning to Niamey from Togo via Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, the health minister has said.

Boko Haram jihadists attack Niger army position after lull in conflict

2020-03-09 13:08

Boko Haram jihadists have attacked an army position in southeastern Niger, according to sources, following a lull in violence since the end of last year.

Minute of silence at UN for 89 Niger troops

2020-01-14 08:39

UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence in memory of 89 soldiers killed during a jihadist assault on a Niger military base.

89 Niger soldiers killed in jihadist attack on camp: govt

2020-01-13 10:53

A jihadist attack on a military camp in western Niger three days ago left 89 soldiers dead, according to a new toll announced by the government on public radio Sunday.

French President Macron to visit Niger to honour massacred soldiers

2019-12-18 18:26

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Niger to pay homage to 71 soldiers massacred in a jihadist attack earlier this month, the president's office announced Tuesday.

Niger military camp attack kills more than 60: source

2019-12-11 22:02

Jihadists attacked a Niger military camp near the border with Mali with artillery and mortars, killing more than 60 people, a security source says.

Niger opposition figure jailed after return

2019-11-18 19:47

A leading opposition figure in Niger who returned from self-imposed exile last week was jailed on Monday to serve out the rest of his time for a conviction of baby smuggling, his family told AFP.

Floods force 23 000 from their homes in Niger

2019-10-21 12:46

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials say, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.

UN says 66 kidnapped in southeast Niger in July

2019-09-06 14:00

At least 66 civilians were kidnapped in July in southeastern Niger near the border with Nigeria where the jihadist group Boko Haram is active, a UN source says.

US military vehicle hit by bomb in Niger

2019-06-10 10:26

A US military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Niger, the site of a deadly jihadist attack on American forces in 2017, the military has announced.

 

UPDATE | 8 killed in Boko Haram attack on army post in southeastern Niger

2020-03-10 11:03

An attack by Boko Haram jihadists on an army post in the southeastern Niger region of Diffa has left eight dead and three missing, according to state radio.

Niger stampede kills at least 20 at handout for refugees

2020-02-17 19:43

At least 20 people, many of them women and children, were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, sources say.

Military chiefs sacked after deadly Niger jihadist attack

2020-01-14 06:07

Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base left 89 dead in the biggest single loss in the country's history.

63 'terrorists', 25 others killed in Niger army base attack: defence ministry

2020-01-10 13:51

Heavily armed assailants stormed a military base in Niger on Thursday killing 25 people and leading to fierce clashes that killed 63 "terrorists", the defence ministry said, in an area where dozens died in a previous jihadist attack.

Niger funeral for 71 troops killed in jihadist raid

2019-12-13 21:00

Niger has staged ceremonies for 71 troops killed in the biggest jihadist assault in the country's history.

Over 9 million facing food shortages in African Sahel: officials

2019-12-09 18:32

The number of people requiring urgent food aid in 16 countries across Africa's Sahel region more than doubled this year to at least 9.4 million amid an increase in violence and insecurity, officials and experts say.

Nigeria, Niger and Benin agree to tackle smuggling after border closure

2019-11-14 21:09

Nigeria, Niger and Benin on Thursday agreed to set up a monitoring and patrol bodies to tackle smuggling, after months of border closure and dispute between the West African countries.

Niger, Nigeria border governors meet to tackle border violence

2019-09-09 20:20

Four governors of neighbouring states of Niger and Nigeria have ended two days of talks to address the security situation along their shared border which is plagued by armed groups.

Why the African Monetary Fund is a good idea and what can be done to get it going

2019-07-07 08:47

African Union leaders will gather in Niger on Sunday for an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area, meeting at a critical moment for the continent.

In Niger, mass distribution of antibiotics proves effective - study

2019-06-06 11:05

The mass administration of antibiotics to villages in Niger led to a reduction of a childhood mortality, without apparently creating resistance to antibiotics so feared by public health experts, according to a study.

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