Niger turns to drones to protect precious wildlife

2018-11-07 16:29

Niger is turning to drone technology to help protect a Saharan antelope and other endangered species in Africa's largest terrestrial park.

US army punishes six over roles in fatal Niger ambush: report

2018-11-04 16:13

The US Army has punished six people for their roles in a 2017 mission in Niger that resulted in the ambush deaths of four Americans and five allied Nigerien troops, The New York Times has reported.

Top Africa stories: Zim prophet says has found cure for HIV, Tanzanian homosexuals

2018-10-31 07:22

A well-known Zimbabwean prophet has claimed to have discovered the cure for HIV and Aids, and a Tanzania city governor has launched an anti-gay crackdown, threatening to arrest people suspected of being homosexuals.

Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

2018-10-27 14:05

Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official says.

Niger to compensate child fluoride victims

2018-10-22 11:19

Niger is to pay out at least $3.5 million in compensation to hundreds of children of the central town of Tibiri who suffered deformities after drinking water with high fluoride content, state TV says.

Dozens dead in Niger/Nigeria crackdown on criminal gangs

2018-10-16 21:16

At least 30 "bandits" have been killed during a crackdown by the armies of Niger and Nigeria in their troubled frontier where kidnappings and cattle rustling are rife, Niger's interior minister has said.

Niger kicks out aid worker over 'false' malaria toll

2018-10-03 21:22

An employee of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been kicked out of Niger, accused of exaggerating the death toll from a malaria epidemic in the south of the West African country.

Classes resume in Niger universities after month-long strike

2018-10-01 21:06

Classes resumed at universities in Niger after teachers suspended a month-long strike over pay and academic management, two trade unions in the West African country has announced.

Sahel anti-terror force shifts HQs to Mali capital after attack

2018-09-28 21:02

The headquarters of a five-nation anti-terror force in Mali has been transferred to the capital Bamako from the central town of Sevare following a deadly bomb attack, a source has said.

Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives

2018-09-27 20:00

A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN has said, citing health ministry figures.


West Africa security forum opens amid concerns over G5 Sahel force

2018-11-05 19:53

A two-day African security forum has opened in Dakar amid concerns about funding for a much-trumpeted initiative to bind five Sahel countries into an anti-terror force.

Germany, Netherlands back Niger border force to counter migration

2018-11-02 06:00

Germany and the Netherlands have pledged to fund special forces in Niger to control its border and prevent illegal migration, the EU's security mission in the country has said.

Niger's first female journalist Mariama Keita dies at 72

2018-10-30 14:09

Mariama Keita, Niger's first female journalist has died followiong an illness. her family and local media say. She was 72.

Top Africa stories: Luxury cars for ex-Mugabe loyalists, Zim white rhino 'shot in pen'

2018-10-23 06:10

Top officials in Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party are set to receive expensive Land Cruisers from SA, and one of the ten white rhinos captured in Zimbabwe for export to the DRC had to be shot after it injured a game ranger while in captivity, and

Floods in Niger claim 45 lives since June: UN

2018-10-17 05:43

Forty-five people have died in the arid west African country of Niger in flooding since June, and nearly 209,000 have been affected, the UN said on Tuesday.

Three cases of polio detected in Niger: ministry

2018-10-06 16:33

Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry has said, just months after a major UN vaccination operation.

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people

2018-10-03 18:32

Niger's public health ministry says at least 68 people have died in a cholera epidemic that began in July.

Niger to reinstate tax on international calls

2018-10-01 14:15

Niger is to reintroduce a tax on international calls in 2019, accusing telecom companies of failing to honour commitments to improve services, a parliamentary source says.

Niger flood death toll up to 42: UN

2018-09-28 06:12

At least 42 people have died in flooding in Niger since the start of the rainy season in June, most of them in northern desert areas, according to a UN report.

Armed men kill 12 civilians in Mali near Niger border

2018-09-26 18:00

A Tuareg leader says armed men on motorcycles have attacked a nomadic community near Mali's border with Niger, killing at least 12 civilians.

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