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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.

'Terrorist' attack on high-security Niger prison foiled

2019-05-13 21:33

Authorities in Niger have foiled a "terrorist" attack on a high-security prison near the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum says on Twitter.

Boko Haram attacks in eastern Niger leave a dozen dead - mayor

2019-03-28 14:09

Ten people were killed along with two suicide bombers in a coordinated attack late by Boko Haram jihadists on a town in eastern Niger, the local mayor said.

US offers Niger operations centre to fight Boko Haram

2019-02-05 17:07

The United States turned over a communications and operations centre to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement has said.

Boko Haram sacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

2018-12-28 13:30

Boko Haram sacked two military bases in northeast Nigeria overnight as the jihadist fighters battle for control of a strategic town on Lake Chad, military sources have said.

More than 52 000 displaced by 'horrific violence' in west Niger: UN

2018-12-15 12:13

More than 52 000 people have been displaced by violence since January in western Niger, an unstable area hit by jihadist incursions near the poor west African country's border with Mali, the UN refugee agency has said.

Niger shuts Airtel telecom offices over unpaid taxes

2018-12-09 14:16

Niger has ordered the closure of the offices of the country's biggest telecoms operator Airtel, a subsidiary of India's Bharti Airtel group, for unpaid taxes of 107 million dollars.

Niger customs official killed in state of emergency zone

2018-12-03 10:20

A Niger customs official was killed in an attack by insurgents in a southwestern region bordering Burkina Faso and placed under a state of emergency last week, authorities say.

Surge in Boko Haram attacks prompts call for more intl backing

2018-11-30 17:22

Leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have called for increased international backing in the face of the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.

West African leaders meet to tackle Boko Haram upsurge

2018-11-28 20:24

Leaders of three West African nations will meet in Chad to discuss how to tackle a recent increase in activity by Boko Haram jihadist fighters in the region, the Chadian presidency has told AFP.

 

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.

Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger

2019-04-25 06:31

Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.

Sahel leaders seek UN help against jihadist attacks

2019-02-07 20:57

Five nations waging a battle against jihadi fighters in the Sahel has asked the UN for money and other aid to help tackle a scourge which claimed more lives even as officials met.

10 troops killed in Niger border clash with 'bandits'

2019-01-01 12:02

Ten troops have been killed on Niger's border with Nigeria in a joint operation by the two countries against "bandits", Nigerien Defence Minister Kalla Moutari says.

Fight against Boko Haram tops regional summit agenda

2018-12-16 18:00

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency has said.

Several dozen killed near Mali's border with Niger

2018-12-13 17:08

Several dozen civilians have been shot dead by gunmen who raided an area in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, local officials and a Touareg self-defence group say.

Western donors pledge $2.3bn in anti-terror aid for Africa's Sahel

2018-12-06 20:59

Western donors have pledged nearly $2.3 billion in funding aimed at preventing terrorism and lawlessness along the southern rim of the Sahara, the head of the G5 Sahel grouping has said.

Niger reports sharp drop in new AIDS infections

2018-12-02 12:01

The number of new AIDS infections in Niger dropped by more than two thirds between 2012 and 2016, the health ministry has said, in a statement marking World AIDS day.

West Africa leaders meet over Boko Haram escalation

2018-11-29 20:27

Top leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have held talks in N'Djamena to discuss the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.

Niger suspends activity of British charity over abortions

2018-11-27 19:31

Niger has ordered the closure of two centres run by British charity Marie Stopes International on grounds it was illegally performing abortions, the health minister has told AFP.

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