Africa

Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

Niger

Curbing of migrants affects Niger’s economy

The landlocked West African country of Niger is trying to stop the flow of migrants attempting to make their way to Europe. The measures are mostly directed at the economic capital Agadez, This crackdown is causing businesses in the city to suffer.

Africa

Niger struggles to curb people smuggling

People smuggling is a lucrative business in the landlocked West African country of Niger. Migrants see it as a way to get to Europe by first crossing into Libya. But now the government with help from the European Union is trying to stop the trade.

Africa

Babies among 44 dead migrants found in Niger desert

Dozens attempting to reach Libya to get to Europe die of thirst as vehicle breaks down in northern Niger, officials say.

More than 40 migrants 'die of thirst' in Niger

Africa

Niger’s modern gold rush leaves many disappointed

Thousands of West Africa's poorest workers dream of finding gold. Many spend years searching in the Sahara desert armed with the same primitive tools used centuries ago.

Africa

Nigeriens enjoy an old French ball game

An ancient French ball game is becoming popular in Niger in West Africa. Players say it helps them forget frequent attacks by armed groups such as Boko Haram and al-Qaeda.

Africa

Niger's Diffa region could face Hepatitis E outbreak

Doctors Without Borders is warning that an epidemic of Hepatitis E in Niger may get worse with the imminent rainy season.

Africa

Niger's Tuareg community seeks stability

Niger's Tuareg community held a festival on Tuesday to honour 22 years of peace with the government. But tribal leaders meeting in the northwestern region of Tahoua warn that poverty and armed groups have to be tackled to guarantee stability.

Africa

Niger: Thousands attend funeral of slain student

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a student killed in a protest in Niger's capital of Niamey.

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.

People & Power

Piracy in Nigeria

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

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.

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.

Nassim Majidi

by Nassim Majidi
- Herve Nicolle

Nassim Majidi

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