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

Refugees

'Dying was better than living as a refugee in Libya'

The UNHCR chief travels from Libya to Niger, where asylum seekers wait to be resettled in Europe or North America.

World Refugee Day: UNHCR head flies to Niger with abused migrants

Nigeria

Nigeria: 1,000 hostages rescued from Boko Haram

Regional task force helps to secure the release of the captives, mostly women and children, army spokesman says.

Nigeria: 1,000 hostages rescued from Boko Haram

Niger

Former Niger PM loses appeal in baby smuggling case

Hama Amadou, who contested 2016 presidential poll, lost appeal against a one-year jail term, according to legal sources.

Former Niger PM Hama Amadou loses appeal in baby smuggling case

Niger

ISIL video of Niger attack highlights US troops' vulnerability

Pentagon denounces 'depravity' of ISIL propaganda video showing deadly ambush that killed Nigerien and US soldiers.

ISIL video of Niger attack highlights US troops' vulnerability

Africa

Army HQ and French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso

At least 16 people, including eight attackers, killed in the coordinated assaults in the West African country's capital.

Africa

G5 Sahel military force still needs money

Only half of the projected $500m that the G5 Sahel force needs has been raised, and African leaders are pushing the international community for more funding.