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Is the US military doing a 'fantastic job' in Africa?

We reveal how 10 years of US strategy on the continent have failed to make its countries safer.

Is the US military doing a 'fantastic job' in Africa?

Africa

Niger refugees: Hundreds hope for a new life in Europe

The plight of African refugees stuck in northern Niger hoping for a better life in Europe.

Africa

Migrants flee to Niger as fighting worsens in Libya

Officials and aid workers in Niger are bracing for a possible influx of refugees fleeing the fighting in Libya.

Niger

10 civilians killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger town

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

10 civilians killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger town

Chad

Over 20 Chadian soldiers 'killed in Boko Haram raid'

Security sources say the assailants crossed over from neighbouring Niger before launching the overnight attack.

Over 20 Chadian soldiers 'killed in Boko Haram raid'

Niger

From aiding undocumented migration to selling peanuts

Thousands in Niger were employed as middlemen until the government, aided by the EU, targeted undocumented migration.

After crackdown, what do people employed in migration market do?

People & Power

Niger: Europe Migration

Investigating the programme that has helped turn one of the world's poorest nations into Europe's southern border.

Niger

'Bandits' kill 10 troops along Niger-Nigeria border

The two countries had launched a joint operation against criminal gangs in Niger's Maradi region over the weekend.

'Bandits' kill 10 troops along Niger-Nigeria border

Algeria

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Sub-Saharan migrants tell stories of horror, activists note that forced deportation from Algeria is an ongoing trend.

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Nigeria

Nigeria's former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

Air Marshall Alex Badeh shot dead near Abuja as authorities struggle with increase in violence in oil-rich Niger Delta.

Nigeria's former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

Africa

Niger: Attack on French firm's work site kills 7 people

Armed men storm Foraco's water well site in Toumour village of Diffa region, killing six staff and one civil servant.

Attack on French firm Foraco's site kills seven people in Niger

Africa

Civilians killed in twin attacks in Burkina Faso

A religious leader was killed along with seven other people during overnight attacks on two eastern villages.

Civilians killed in twin attacks in Burkina Faso

Niger

CIA to expand its armed drone programme in Africa: NYT

New York Times says secret facility, 250km south of Libya, will reportedly carry out assassinations in the Sahel region.

CIA to expand its armed drone programme in Africa: NYT

Africa

Germany, Norway pledge funds for crisis-hit Lake Chad region

International donor conference kicks off in Berlin to stabilise region facing massive humanitarian challenges.

Germany, Norway pledge funds for crisis-hit Lake Chad region

Niger

US confirms deployment of armed drones in Niger

The armed drones are currently deployed to Niger's Air Base 101 in the capital, Niamey.

US confirms deployment of armed drones in Niger