Africa

Niger's Diffa province bans motorbikes after attacks

Motorcycles are being banned in Niger's southeastern Diffa province after a surge in drive-by attacks by the armed group Boko Haram.

Niger's Diffa province bans motorbikes after attacks

People & Power

Piracy in Nigeria

People and Power investigates the rise of piracy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.

Piracy in Nigeria

Africa

Violence in Niger displaces Malian refugees

The threat of violence has forced hundreds of Malian refugees in Niger to flee the border area and relocate far into the northern desert. Since 2012, the war in Mali’s north has driven 60,000 Malians, most of them Tuareg and Arabs, into Niger.

Violence in Niger displaces Malian refugees

Opinion

EU should invest in development, not security in Africa

The EU must espouse a transnational approach with a clear development agenda that replaces its current security policy.

EU should invest in development, not security in Africa

by Nassim Majidi
- Herve Nicolle

EU should invest in development, not security in Africa

Interactive

No end in sight: Boko Haram's bloody legacy

Nigeria’s citizens continue to be killed and displaced by violence between Boko Haram and the military.

No end in sight: Boko Haram's bloody legacy

Niger

American aid worker abducted in Niger

Hostage driven off towards Mali by armed men who raided his house near the capital Niamey and killed his two guards.

American aid worker abducted in Niger

Niger

Attack on Niger refugee camp kills 22 soldiers

Prime Minister says death toll expected to rise after unknown assailants attack camp for refugees who fled Mali unrest.

Niger: Dozens of soldiers killed in refugee camp attack

Boko Haram

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

War & Conflict

Nigerian refugees in Niger struggle for food and water

Despite recent gains against the Boko Haram in Nigeria, many of those who fled the group are still struggling.

Nigerian refugees in Niger struggle for food and water

Africa

On the road with Niger's peacekeepers in Mali

Along a route littered with dangers, Niger's peacekeepers visit Tuareg villages and remember lost colleagues.

On the road with Niger's peacekeepers in Mali

The Cure

Vaccine pioneers: Saving children in Niger

Can a new heat-resistant vaccine for the highly contagious rotavirus save the lives of children in Niger?

Vaccine pioneers: Saving children in Niger

In the Field

Niger's youth in crisis: Why hope remains

Despite the threat of armed groups, poverty and a lack of opportunities, young people in Niger refuse to give up.

Niger's youth in crisis: Why hope remains

Africa

Dozens of refugees found dead in Niger desert

Total of 34 bodies of people trying to reach Algeria found after being abandoned by human traffickers, officials say.

Refugee crisis: 20 children among dead in Niger desert

Niger

Chad deploys 2,000 soldiers to troubled Niger

Troops sent across border to tackle Boko Haram in Niger after group invades Bosso town, forcing 50,000 to flee.

Chad deploys 2,000 soldiers to troubled Niger

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attack in Niger 'kills 32 soldiers'

Attack kills 30 soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria on countries' border near city of Bosso, Niger officials say.

Boko Haram attack in Niger 'kills 32 soldiers'