Dozens of foreign dignitaries attend Niamey ceremony taking place two days after the gov’t said it foiled coup attempt.
Some 7.5 million people are eligible to vote in second round pitting Mohamed Bazoum against Mahamane Ousmane.
As countries close borders to curb spread of coronavirus, aid groups in Niger ‘overwhelmed’ by requests of support.
Niger mourns fallen troops as Islamic State in Western Sahara Province claims responsibility for attack that killed 71.
As Niger struggles to contain illicit trade, agents cite violent episodes and say they have become ‘prey’ in the battle.
Forced into prostitution, Nigerian women are victims of a network that uses ‘fetish priests’ to manipulate them.
AfCFTA will likely complicate existing agreements with Africa’s main partners, including the United States and China.
Thousands in Niger were employed as middlemen until the government, aided by the EU, targeted undocumented migration.
Sub-Saharan migrants tell stories of horror, activists note that forced deportation from Algeria is an ongoing trend.
The UNHCR chief travels from Libya to Niger, where asylum seekers wait to be resettled in Europe or North America.