France has issued a warning against travelling to Niger after six French aid workers were among eight people killed by suspected fighters at the weekend. The foreign ministry said on its website on Wednesday people were “strongly advised” not to travel anywhere in the country, excluding the capital, Niamey, for[…]
Unprecedented mediation efforts by five West African presidents in Mali have ended without a deal on how to resolve the country’s deepening political crisis. The leaders of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal on Thursday headed to Bamako to meet Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and key figures of an[…]
At least 71 Nigerien soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military camp in the west of the country, according to the defence ministry. In a televised statement, a ministry spokesman said “a substantial number of terrorists were neutralised” in Tuesday’s attack which also left 12 military personnel wounded and others[…]
Twelve soldiers in southeastern Niger were killed and eight wounded in an overnight attack by gunmen likely belonging to extremist insurgent group Boko Haram, the defense ministry said on Wednesday. Boko Haram has been fighting for a decade to carve an “Islamist caliphate” out of northeast Nigeria, and has carried out[…]
The UN refugee agency resumed evacuations of migrants from Libya on Tuesday, flying 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries. UNHCR previously evacuated about 1,000 refugees and asylum seekers to Niger, but the process had been suspended because of delays in resettling them[…]
A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday. The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants[…]
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least nine people and abducted as many as 40 others in south-east Niger, according to local officials. The gunmen late on Sunday attacked a village in Kablewa town near the southeastern Niger city of Diffa, close to the border with Nigeria, authorities said[…]
Militants ambushed an army patrol in Niger on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the Defense Ministry said, occurring in an area near the border with Mali where militants have been seeking to expand their reach. “A search operation is underway to neutralize the terrorists,” the ministry statement said[…]
Niger’s president has been re-elected as his main opponent remains in France seeking medical treatment after being jailed for several months. The electoral commission released results on Tuesday showing that President Mahamadou Issoufou received more than 92 percent of the runoff vote. His rival Hama Amadou received 18 percent of[…]
Niger’s government says Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 38 people in southeast of the country, with most of the victims women and children. “Members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have attacked the villages of Lamana and Ngoumao… The initial death toll is 38 civilians, among them 14[…]
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