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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 have attacked an army position in southeastern Niger, according to sources, following a lull in violence since the end of last year.
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.
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 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.
Jihadists attacked a Niger military camp near the border with Mali with artillery and mortars, killing more than 60 people, a security source says.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has staged ceremonies for 71 troops killed in the biggest jihadist assault in the country's history.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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