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.

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.

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.


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.

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?

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.


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.


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.

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.

War & Conflict

Armed group blows up major pipeline in Nigeria

Niger Delta Avengers claims attack on Nembe pipeline in restive Delta region forcing drop in production, officials say.


Life on the River Niger

Along Niger River, people feel effects of climate change as reduced rainfall has decreased water and fish levels.


Niger President Issoufou scores landslide election win

Incumbent wins 92 percent of runoff vote after opposition calls for boycott.


Niger votes in first-ever presidential runoff

Incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou appeared on track to win second term after main rival flown to Paris for medical treatment.


Opposition coalition to boycott Niger runoff poll

COPA 2016 coalition pulls out, citing unfair treatment of candidates, paving the way for incumbent Issoufou's victory.

Boko Haram

Cameroon: 92 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

Cameroon's government says joint operation with Nigerian forces in border town also managed to free 850 villagers.