President Mahamadou Issoufou

Scores of soldiers killed in Niger base attack

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[…]

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Niger President Issoufou scores election win

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[…]

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Niger votes in presidential run-off

Niger voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off which incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou is heavily favored to win after his jailed opponent was flown out of the country for medical reasons and an opposition coalition called for a boycott. Issoufou, an ally of the West in its fight against insurgents[…]

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