Niger

Country Niger
Capital Niamey
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma, Kanuri, Zarma & Tamasheq

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Introduction

Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution and dissolved the Cabinet, and promised that elections would be held following a transitional period of unspecified duration. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. A predominately Tuareg ethnic group emerged in February 2007, the Nigerien Movement for Justice (MNJ), and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 limited the rebels' operational capabilities.

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Twelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official - Al Jazeera EnglishTwelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official  Al Jazeera English

The attack in the border district of Gueskerou is the latest to hit the Diffa region near Lake Chad.



Colourful metal canopies shade a regional market in rural Niger by Atelier Masomi - DezeenColourful metal canopies shade a regional market in rural Niger by Atelier Masomi  Dezeen

Architecture studio Atelier Masomi has built a market in Dandaji, Niger, using colourful recycled-metal canopies to attract vendors.



Niger: Country Operation Update, June-July 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Country Operation Update, June-July 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Niger and 7 other countries about Health, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; published on 31 Jul 2019 by ...



Special Forces Sergeant, Killed in Niger Ambush, Is Awarded a Silver Star - The New York TimesSpecial Forces Sergeant, Killed in Niger Ambush, Is Awarded a Silver Star  The New York Times

The award to Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright is one of nine to soldiers for their actions in a deadly ambush that has primarily spawned investigations, recriminations ...



Niger shrinks major biodiversity reserve to allow Chinese oil exploration - Climate HomeNiger shrinks major biodiversity reserve to allow Chinese oil exploration  Climate Home

One of the last havens for Saharan wildlife, including the endangered addax or white antelope, is being cut in half as CNPC plans to expand drilling.



Top Niger, S Leone diplomats due in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily NewsTop Niger, S Leone diplomats due in Turkey  Hurriyet Daily News

Top diplomats from the West African countries of Niger and Sierra Leone are visiting Turkey's capital Ankara on Aug. 15, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a ...



Air Force Begins Flight Operations at Remote Post in Niger - Military.comAir Force Begins Flight Operations at Remote Post in Niger  Military.com

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The Air Force has begun limited flying operations at a remote outpost in the southern Sahara Desert in Niger, where U.S. ...



Vatsa faults junior ministerial position for Niger - The PunchVatsa faults junior ministerial position for Niger  The Punch

Enyioha Opara, Minna. A former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Niger State, Mr Jonathan Vatsa, has expressed reservations about the junior ...



At least 12 people killed in Boko Haram attack in Niger - cgtn.comAt least 12 people killed in Boko Haram attack in Niger  cgtn.com

[Getty Images] At least 12 people were killed in a night raid in southeastern Niger blamed on Boko Haram terror group, local officials said. The Friday night attack ...



Niger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated August 2, 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated August 2, 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Niger and 2 other countries about Agriculture, Contributions, Children, IDPs and more; published on 02 Aug 2019 by ...



WFP Niger Country Brief, June 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebWFP Niger Country Brief, June 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Niger and 2 other countries about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs and more; published on 30 Jun 2019 by WFP.



US Air Force begins operations from new air base in Niger - defenceWebUS Air Force begins operations from new air base in Niger  defenceWeb

The United States Air Force (USAF) has started limited flights from newly constructed facilities at Air Base 201 in Niger, which will later be used to carry out ...



New US air base in Niger, most expensive in Air Force history, opens for operations - Talk Media NewsNew US air base in Niger, most expensive in Air Force history, opens for operations  Talk Media News

The Pentagon has begun operations from its newest air base in the world, a hub in Niger for counter-terror drone operations in western and northern Africa.



Niger: 30 Turkish charity groups provide meat for poor - Anadolu AgencyNiger: 30 Turkish charity groups provide meat for poor  Anadolu Agency

30 Turkish foundations provide meat for over 20000 needy families in Niger, says Turkish Red Crescent Niger chief - Anadolu Agency.



Turkish NGO takes food, medicine to Niger - Anadolu AgencyTurkish NGO takes food, medicine to Niger  Anadolu Agency

ISTANBUL Volunteer Turkish doctors departed for Niger on Thursday to provide health support and deliver aid ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha -- the festival ...



Special Forces Team Mechanic Killed in Niger Awarded Silver Star - Military.comSpecial Forces Team Mechanic Killed in Niger Awarded Silver Star  Military.com

The Army awarded a Special Forces team mechanic with a posthumous Silver Star on Friday for the heroic fight he put up against a much larger enemy force ...



UNHCR Niger: Flash Note Maradi Situation - 20 August 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebUNHCR Niger: Flash Note Maradi Situation - 20 August 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Niger about Coordination, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs and more; published on 20 Aug 2019 by UNHCR.



Tackling child malnutrition - Niger - ReliefWebTackling child malnutrition - Niger  ReliefWeb

Together with the government of Niger and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), UNICEF is fighting child malnutrition.



UNHCR Niger: Nigeria Situation Overview - August 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebUNHCR Niger: Nigeria Situation Overview - August 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Niger about Education, Health, Children, IDPs and more; published on 08 Aug 2019 by UNHCR.



International Youth Day Marked by Education, Entrepreneurship Sessions for Migrants Across Niger - Niger - ReliefWebInternational Youth Day Marked by Education, Entrepreneurship Sessions for Migrants Across Niger - Niger  ReliefWeb

Niamey In the weeks leading up to yesterday's celebration of International Youth Day, IOM Niger with its partner Terre Solidali, organized five training sessions ...



Niger shrinks major reserve to allow for Chinese oil - RFI EnglishNiger shrinks major reserve to allow for Chinese oil  RFI English

Environmental activists have started a petition to stop the Niger government from moving the boundaries of the African continent's largest nature reserve to ...



Niger: After two years of activities, MSF teams forced to leave Man Soroa, in Diffa region - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: After two years of activities, MSF teams forced to leave Man Soroa, in Diffa region - Niger  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Niger about Health, Protection and Human Rights, Children, Refugees and more; published on 09 Aug 2019 by MSF.



Families receive posthumous awards on behalf of soldiers killed in 2017 Niger ambush - Stars and StripesFamilies receive posthumous awards on behalf of soldiers killed in 2017 Niger ambush  Stars and Stripes

The Silver Star medal was presented Wednesday to the mother and father of Green Beret Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, who gave his life to protect his comrades while ...



UNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, June 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebUNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, June 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Niger about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs, Epidemic and more; published on 30 Jun 2019 by UNICEF.



UNHCR Resettlement Update #73 - Libya-Niger Situation - Libya - ReliefWebUNHCR Resettlement Update #73 - Libya-Niger Situation - Libya  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Libya and 16 other countries about Protection and Human Rights, Children and Refugees; published on 07 Aug 2019 by UNHCR.



New displacement crisis emerges as Nigerians flee to the Maradi region - Niger - ReliefWebNew displacement crisis emerges as Nigerians flee to the Maradi region - Niger  ReliefWeb

Over the last three months, a new displacement crisis has emerged in the border region of Maradi in Niger. Between 35,000 to 60,000 refugees have crossed ...



The Foreign Ministry supports women and young migrants in Niger and Nigeria - Niger - ReliefWebThe Foreign Ministry supports women and young migrants in Niger and Nigeria - Niger  ReliefWeb

The Foreign Ministry has arranged to make a 2.5-million-euro financing to UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of ...



Workshop for Female Artists Strengthens Community Outreach Activities in Niger - Africanews EnglishWorkshop for Female Artists Strengthens Community Outreach Activities in Niger  Africanews English

Risks, vulnerabilities and needs while embarking on a migration journey are strongly shaped by one's gender. In 2018 alone, IOM assisted more than 20000 ...



U.S. Air Forces new operating base in central Niger stands ready for use - defence-blog.comU.S. Air Forces new operating base in central Niger stands ready for use  defence-blog.com

The U.S. Air Force declared initial operational capability of its new Nigerien Air Base 201, commonly known as drone airbase, that located in Agadez, Niger.



Fallen soldiers of Niger ambush receiving Silver, Bronze Stars this week - ArmyTimes.comFallen soldiers of Niger ambush receiving Silver, Bronze Stars this week  ArmyTimes.com

Valor awards go to four U.S. troops with Army Special Forces ODA 3212 who were killed in the ambush.



Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - July 2019 - Mali - ReliefWebSahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - July 2019 - Mali  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mali and 5 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and IDPs; published on 05 Aug 2019 by FAO.



'One Migrant One Tree': Over 100 Migrants Plant Trees on Niger's Independence Day - Niger - ReliefWeb'One Migrant One Tree': Over 100 Migrants Plant Trees on Niger's Independence Day - Niger  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Niger about Climate Change and Environment and Refugees; published on 06 Aug 2019 by IOM.



'Children's immunization is everyone's responsibility' - Niger - ReliefWeb'Children's immunization is everyone's responsibility' - Niger  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Niger about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 27 Jul 2019 by UNICEF.



'LaDavid fought like a hero:' Family of soldier killed in Niger attack receives posthumous medal - Stars and Stripes'LaDavid fought like a hero:' Family of soldier killed in Niger attack receives posthumous medal  Stars and Stripes

The family of a U.S. soldier killed during an October 2017 ambush in West Africa was presented the country's third-highest valor award Friday in Florida, the ...



Migrants stuck in Niger desert without food or water, MSF - InfoMigrantsMigrants stuck in Niger desert without food or water, MSF  InfoMigrants

Migrants crossing the Niger desert are at risk of exploitation, violence and death, according to Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF), which has been providing ...



Niger Insecurity and forced displacement - Refugee influx in Maradi region (ECHO Daily Flash of 05 August 2019) - Niger - ReliefWebNiger Insecurity and forced displacement - Refugee influx in Maradi region (ECHO Daily Flash of 05 August 2019) - Niger  ReliefWeb

Over the last couple of weeks, there has been a significant influx of Nigerian refugees in Maradi region, fleeing insecurity and violence in Sokoto and Zamfara ...



Police nab three for robbery, kidnapping in Niger - The PunchPolice nab three for robbery, kidnapping in Niger  The Punch

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Police Command has arrested three suspects for alleged robbery, rape and kidnapping in the Shiroro Local Gove...



The Air Force's New Base In Niger Is Getting A Major Addition Before It Even Opens - The DriveThe Air Force's New Base In Niger Is Getting A Major Addition Before It Even Opens  The Drive

Satellite imagery shows the U.S. military is building a new approximately 20800-square foot hangar along with its own 100000-square foot apron and associated ...



Turkey helps to combat terrorism in Africa: Envoy - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey helps to combat terrorism in Africa: Envoy  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey is helping G5 Sahel -- an institutional framework for coordination of regional cooperation security matters in West Africa -- to combat terrorism.



Special Forces Unit Member Killed in Niger Ambush Honored for Bravery - Military.comSpecial Forces Unit Member Killed in Niger Ambush Honored for Bravery  Military.com

The Army recently awarded Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah Johnson with a posthumous Bronze Star with Valor device for his heroism during the October 2017 Niger ...



Burkina Faso, Mali & Western Niger - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 9 August 2019) - Mali - ReliefWebBurkina Faso, Mali & Western Niger - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 9 August 2019) - Mali  ReliefWeb

Escalating violence and insecurity have sparked an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and western Niger. In one year, the ...



Niger, scene of deadly ambush of US troops, seen as a success template for combating terrorism - Talk Media NewsNiger, scene of deadly ambush of US troops, seen as a success template for combating terrorism  Talk Media News

The Pentagon saw its worst African disaster of this century in Niger, Yet that very nation may prove to be the positive template in working to combat and check ...



Niger flood claims three lives, renders over 500 people homeless - The PunchNiger flood claims three lives, renders over 500 people homeless  The Punch

Enyioha Opara, Minna A downpour that started in the early hours of Saturday in Bosso and Chanchaga Local Government Areas of Niger State has claim...



Rwanda offers migrants stuck in Libya, Niger a safe haven - The East AfricanRwanda offers migrants stuck in Libya, Niger a safe haven  The East African

Rwanda will soon start receiving hundreds of African immigrants who are stranded in detention centres North Africa, as part of concerted emergency efforts by ...



Kidnappings soar in Niger amid Boko Haram insurgency - IndependentKidnappings soar in Niger amid Boko Haram insurgency  Independent

Niamey, Niger | AFP | In the desert landscape of southeastern Niger, a radical Islamist insurgency has claimed hundreds of lives, fractured families and ravaged ...



Emir of Gwandu charges Niger nationals in Kebbi on peaceful coexistence - Daily TrustEmir of Gwandu charges Niger nationals in Kebbi on peaceful coexistence  Daily Trust

The Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Illiyasu Bashir, has asked The Niger Republic nationals living in Kebbi State to imbibe the culture of peaceful ...



Niger to Federal Govt: Repair these bad roads - P.M. NewsNiger to Federal Govt: Repair these bad roads  P.M. News

Niger government has called on the Federal government to rehabilitate deplorable federal roads in the state.



Niger's most famous comedian: African satirist Mamane plans drama school to promote 'freedom' - RTL TodayNiger's most famous comedian: African satirist Mamane plans drama school to promote 'freedom'  RTL Today

On a dusty patch of land on the outskirts of the capital Niamey, Niger's most famous comedian Mamane shows off a site he says will host a drama school to ...



4 Christians killed by jihadis in Burkina Faso for wearing crucifixes: report - Christian Post4 Christians killed by jihadis in Burkina Faso for wearing crucifixes: report  Christian Post

A series of deadly militant attacks targeting Christians in the northeast part of Burkina Faso, a once peaceful West African country, has rocked the Christian ...



Customs seize 1,940 bags of rice worth N32.9m in Niger - The PunchCustoms seize 1,940 bags of rice worth N32.9m in Niger  The Punch

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs *Service* has apprehended trucks conveying 1940 bags of foreign rice worth...



Niger SDP gov candidate regains freedom after N4m ransom - The PunchNiger SDP gov candidate regains freedom after N4m ransom  The Punch

Enyioha Opara, Minna. The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the 2019 election in Niger State, Mahmood Sani, has regained his freedom ...



JUST IN: Niger electoral body reschedules LG election - Daily TrustJUST IN: Niger electoral body reschedules LG election  Daily Trust

The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) has released the timetable for the rescheduled local government election in the state. According to ...



Niger Deltans React to Akpabio, Keyamo's Appointments As Ministers For The Region - SaharaReporters.comNiger Deltans React to Akpabio, Keyamo's Appointments As Ministers For The Region  SaharaReporters.com

Residents of Niger Delta region have expressed mixed views on the appointments of Godswill Akpabio and Festus Keyamo as Minister and Minister of State ...



Education under threat in West and Central Africa - UNICEFEducation under threat in West and Central Africa  UNICEF

Thirty years after governments around the world adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the right to an education is being violated in communities hit ...



Caf Confederation Cup: Niger Tornadoes going for war in Conakry - Aliko - Goal.comCaf Confederation Cup: Niger Tornadoes going for war in Conakry - Aliko  Goal.com

Niger Tornadoes captain Aliko Mustapha believes his team will come out victorious in Friday's second leg Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round away tie to ...



Lekoil Limited surges after acquiring a participating interest in a licence in the Niger Delta basin - Proactive Investors UKLekoil Limited surges after acquiring a participating interest in a licence in the Niger Delta basin  Proactive Investors UK

A look at the day's major movers, including Entertainment One, Jersey Oil, Norman Broadbent, Holders Technology, Adept4, ADM Energy and Westmount ...



Why We Are Partnering Niger Govt. On Ranch - CBN - Leadership NewspaperWhy We Are Partnering Niger Govt. On Ranch - CBN  Leadership Newspaper

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says its partnership with the Niger state government for a ranch at the Bobi grazing reserve is to ensure local production of ...



Surrounded by chaos, Niger is a nation on the edge - National GeographicSurrounded by chaos, Niger is a nation on the edge  National Geographic

The West African country, a crossroads for trade and transit in one of the world's roughest regions, is clinging to stability. But for how long?



Lekoil acquires 45% stake in Niger Delta Licence from Newcross Petroleum for $5m | 23 August 2019 - Stock Market WireLekoil acquires 45% stake in Niger Delta Licence from Newcross Petroleum for $5m | 23 August 2019  Stock Market Wire

StockMarketWire.com - Lekoil said it had agreed to a 45% stake in the oil prospecting licence 276, covering onshore area in the eastern Niger Delta basin for ...



Niger Delta youths urge ex-militants to withdraw ultimat... - Vanguard News - VanguardNiger Delta youths urge ex-militants to withdraw ultimat... - Vanguard News  Vanguard

YOUTHS from the nine Niger Delta states under the aegis of Consolidated Youths of Niger Delta, CYND, have warned ex-militants to withdraw the seven-day ...



Why did a US mission in Niger turn deadly? - National GeographicWhy did a US mission in Niger turn deadly?  National Geographic

Debra Gannon's son, Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah Johnson, was one of four U.S. special operations soldiers killed in Niger on October 4, 2017, when Islamist fighters ...



Niger: Attackers kill 16 soldiers in Inates military camp attack - Al Jazeera EnglishNiger: Attackers kill 16 soldiers in Inates military camp attack  Al Jazeera English

Unidentified attackers carried out car bomb attack and stole dozens of vehicles in Inates town near border with Mali.



As Growing Militancy in the Sahel Encroaches, Can Niger Hold Strong? - STRATFORAs Growing Militancy in the Sahel Encroaches, Can Niger Hold Strong?  STRATFOR

The desert nation has established stronger security measures than neighboring Mali, Libya and Chad -- all of which are facing fast-expanding jihadist ...



Live news updates: Congress leaders Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Arun Jaitley - National HeraldLive news updates: Congress leaders Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Arun Jaitley  National Herald

Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, pay tribute to former Union Finance Minister ...



Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger - Aljazeera.comBoko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger  Aljazeera.com

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



Niger ambush: Militants kill 28 soldiers near Mali - BBC NewsNiger ambush: Militants kill 28 soldiers near Mali  BBC News

The bodies of 11 Nigerien soldiers missing since Tuesday's ambush have been discovered, bringing the death toll to 28. Militants killed four US soldiers at the ...



Niger: Country Operation Update, May 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Country Operation Update, May 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Niger and 7 other countries about Education, Health, Children, IDPs and more; published on 31 May 2019 by UNHCR.



Niger: war at the heart of west Africa - Financial TimesNiger: war at the heart of west Africa  Financial Times

One of the world's poorest nations at the centre of international efforts to fight jihadis.



Boko Haram violence: Making ends meet in Niger's Diffa region - Aljazeera.comBoko Haram violence: Making ends meet in Niger's Diffa region  Aljazeera.com

Lake Chad communities are struggling to survive after increased Boko Haram attacks in Niger.



India extends $15 mn assistance to Niger for holding AU summit - Business StandardIndia extends $15 mn assistance to Niger for holding AU summit  Business Standard

India has extended USD 15 million assistance to Niger for organising the African Union (AU) summit scheduled to be held in Niamey early next month.



Niger fuel tanker explosion kills dozens near Niamey - BBC NewsNiger fuel tanker explosion kills dozens near Niamey  BBC News

People had gathered to collect fuel from the overturned lorry near the capital, Niamey.



Niger: Situation Report, 26 Jun 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Situation Report, 26 Jun 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Niger and 3 other countries about Coordination, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs, Flood and more; published on 26 Jun ...



ISIL claims attack on Niger soldiers as death toll rises to 28 - Al Jazeera EnglishISIL claims attack on Niger soldiers as death toll rises to 28  Al Jazeera English

Ambush on troops took place on Tuesday near Tongo Tongo, close to the Niger-Mali border in the restive Sahel region.



Roadside Blast in Niger That Hit Americans Shows Growing Threat, Officials Say - The New York TimesRoadside Blast in Niger That Hit Americans Shows Growing Threat, Officials Say  The New York Times

WASHINGTON The roadside bomb that disabled an American vehicle in Niger last week was rudimentary and harmed no one, but its location roughly 70 ...



Niger Prepares for Launch of Newly-Constructed Radiotherapy Facility - International Atomic Energy AgencyNiger Prepares for Launch of Newly-Constructed Radiotherapy Facility  International Atomic Energy Agency

Niger has recently completed the construction of its first radiotherapy centre, the Centre National de Lutte Contre le Cancer (CNLC), a milestone in the country's ...



Niger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - April 19, 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - April 19, 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Niger and 2 other countries about Agriculture, Contributions, Children, IDPs and more; published on 19 Apr 2019 by ...



Generator fumes kill two in Niger - Obiaks NewsGenerator fumes kill two in Niger  Obiaks News

The Police in Niger State on Wednesday confirmed the death of a couple in Maitunbi area of Minna from generator fumes DSP Mohammed Abubakar the Police ...



Niger Attack on Nigerien armed forces (15.05.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires trangres - France DiplomatieNiger Attack on Nigerien armed forces (15.05.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires trangres  France Diplomatie

France condemns the attack in the Tillabry region that took the lives of a large number of Nigerien soldiers on May 15.



FG moves to assess projects in NDelta - The PunchFG moves to assess projects in NDelta  The Punch

Olufemi Atoyebi. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has said the Federal Government will assess all projects in Niger Delta to determine the ...



Two Niger police officers killed in attack on police station near capital Niamey - The Defense PostTwo Niger police officers killed in attack on police station near capital Niamey  The Defense Post

Two police officers were killed late on Tuesday, June 18 when gunmen attacked a police station north of the Niger capital Niamey, a security official said.



Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger - Aljazeera.comBoko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger  Aljazeera.com

Recent attacks are focusing on refugees and IDPs in southeast Nigeria, people who were already forced from their homes by the fighting.



Niger soldier wounded in Koutoukal prison attack dies - The Defense PostNiger soldier wounded in Koutoukal prison attack dies  The Defense Post

A Niger soldier injured in what officials say was a terrorist attack on the high-security Koutoukale prison has died of his wounds, authorities said.



Why growing U.S. drone operations in Niger are controversial - PBS NewsHourWhy growing U.S. drone operations in Niger are controversial  PBS NewsHour

Over the past few years, the U.S. military has increased its activities and broadened its mission in Africa. In Niger, the U.S. Air Force has built a huge new base ...



Niger Leader Urges Greater U.S. Involvement in War on Jihadists - BloombergNiger Leader Urges Greater U.S. Involvement in War on Jihadists  Bloomberg

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou called for greater U.S. involvement in the fight against mushrooming Islamist insurgencies in West Africa -- at a time when ...



Pentagon Ends Review of Deadly Niger Ambush, Again Blaming Junior Officers - The New York TimesPentagon Ends Review of Deadly Niger Ambush, Again Blaming Junior Officers  The New York Times

WASHINGTON Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has effectively closed the book on a lengthy Pentagon investigation into a deadly ambush in ...



Seven Niger Tuareg leaders killed by Islamic State since April - The Defense PostSeven Niger Tuareg leaders killed by Islamic State since April  The Defense Post

Islamic State insurgents have killed seven leaders of the Tuareg ethnic group in southwestern Niger in less than three months.



What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger - The NationWhat Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger  The Nation

Overnight, an EU-backed law criminalized the main source of income in the city of Agadez. It didn't stop migration, but it wrecked the economy.



Nigeria to Sign African Free-Trade Pact at AU Meeting in Niger - BloombergNigeria to Sign African Free-Trade Pact at AU Meeting in Niger  Bloomberg

Nigeria will sign a continental free-trade deal at an extraordinary summit of the African Union this weekend, bringing the duty-free movement of goods in the ...



Ethnic Clashes in Nigeria Send 20,000 Fleeing into Niger - Voice of AmericaEthnic Clashes in Nigeria Send 20,000 Fleeing into Niger  Voice of America

The U.N. refugee agency says an upsurge in violence in northwest Nigeria since April has driven an estimated 20000 people to seek safety in neighboring Niger ...



Niger church torched after imam arrested - Business StandardNiger church torched after imam arrested  Business Standard

Read more about Niger church torched after imam arrested on Business Standard. Protesters torched a church overnight in the southern Niger city of Maradi ...



UNHCR alarmed at upsurge in violence in south-east Niger - UNHCRUNHCR alarmed at upsurge in violence in south-east Niger  UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely worried over the alarming increase of attacks in the south-east of Niger, affecting locals and refugees in the.



I Cry Every Day: Families of Soldiers Killed in Niger in 2017 Are Still Waiting for Answers - The New York TimesI Cry Every Day: Families of Soldiers Killed in Niger in 2017 Are Still Waiting for Answers  The New York Times

About 18 months after four soldiers died in Niger the American military's largest loss of life in combat in Africa since 1993 the Pentagon has not finished its ...



Fighting the desert in Niger - Deutsche WelleFighting the desert in Niger  Deutsche Welle

In Niger, Sani Ayouba is pushing back against the desertification of his country. Above all, to achieve real behavioral change in the population, he is letting kids ...



Niger has the world's highest birth rate and that may be a recipe for unrest - The Conversation - USNiger has the world's highest birth rate and that may be a recipe for unrest  The Conversation - US

Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful ...



A National Geographic writer and photographer traveled hundreds of miles through the desert, tracing the dangerous route migrants and others follow to Libya. - National GeographicA National Geographic writer and photographer traveled hundreds of miles through the desert, tracing the dangerous route migrants and others follow to Libya.  National Geographic

A National Geographic writer and photographer traveled hundreds of miles through the desert, tracing the dangerous route migrants and others follow to Libya.



Nigers students demand U.S. and French bases close - Workers WorldNigers students demand U.S. and French bases close  Workers World

On May 25, at the call of the Union of Nigerien Students (USN), a few thousand students marched through Niamey, the capital of Niger, chanting, Down with ...



U.S. finds Nigeria, Niger improving anti-trafficking efforts - Thomson Reuters FoundationU.S. finds Nigeria, Niger improving anti-trafficking efforts  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Both nations are source, transit and destination countries for victims of forced labour and sex trafficking, while Niger also has traditional slavery perpetuated by ...



Niger population's suffering 'increasing with each passing month': UN Refugee Agency - UN NewsNiger population's suffering 'increasing with each passing month': UN Refugee Agency  UN News

An upsurge of violence in the south-east of Niger means that the population's suffering is increasing with each passing month, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) ...



Shanahan Accepts Findings of Investigation Into 2017 Niger Attack - Department of DefenseShanahan Accepts Findings of Investigation Into 2017 Niger Attack  Department of Defense

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan has accepted all findings for valor awards and nonjudicial punishments in a report on a 2017 ISIS attack in Niger ...



10 civilians killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger town - Al Jazeera English10 civilians killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger town  Al Jazeera English

Mayor says several people also wounded after two female suicide bombers detonate explosives and gunmen attack civilians.