Africa

What's at stake as Macron set to host G5 Sahel leaders

French role, security set to dominate Macron's talks with leaders from Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.

France's Macron to host G5 Sahel presidents in Pau

Africa

Death toll in Niger army base attack 'rises to 89'

Tens of security forces killed in the attack buried in the capital, Niamey on Saturday, security sources tell Reuters.

Death toll in Niger army base attack 'rises to 89'

Niger

'Tragic and absurd': Sudanese refugees detained in Niger

Weeks-long UNHCR sit-in ends in forceful dispersal as more than 300 Sudanese asylum seekers arrested.

'Tragic and absurd': Sudanese refugees detained in Niger

Niger

Fourteen troops killed in Niger ambush

Government says the troops were killed after heavily armed fighters ambushed their convoy.

Fourteen troops killed in Niger ambush

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack

At least 35 civilians, mostly women, killed alongside seven soldiers and at least 80 armed fighters in Soum province.

Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack

Inside Story

What's behind the upsurge in violence in the Sahel?

The United Nations Security Council has met after a spike in attacks in the Sahel region.

Africa

Niger struggles to combat armed groups in the Sahel

An increase in violence in the Sahel is heavily impacting lives and the economy in Niger.

Africa

Niger attack: Thousands flee increasing violence in Sahel region

Armed groups' increased activity in region cause hundreds of deaths forcing thousands to seek safety in camps.

Niger

Niger fighting 'asymmetric war' against armed groups: Analysts

Niger mourns fallen troops as Islamic State in Western Sahara Province claims responsibility for attack that killed 71.

Niger fighting 'asymmetric war' against armed groups: Analysts

Africa

'Tragedy': 71 troops killed in Niger army base attack

President Mahamadou Issoufou cuts short trip to Egypt due to 'tragedy' at military camp in Inates, western Niger.

Scores of soldiers killed in Niger base attack

Niger

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

As Niger struggles to contain illicit trade, agents cite violent episodes and say they have become 'prey' in the battle.

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

Africa

Niger oil exploration plan threatens West Africa's major reserve

Niger's expanding oil exploration plans threaten Termit and Tin Toumma National Nature Reserve, the second-largest reserve in Africa.

Africa

Niger fighting: Tens of thousands flee violence

The UN warns that a crisis in the Sahel region including Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso is reaching unprecedented levels.

Africa

Twelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official

The attack in the border district of Gueskerou is the latest to hit the Diffa region near Lake Chad.

Twelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official

AJ Impact

A united Africa may give China its moment to shine

AfCFTA will likely complicate existing agreements with Africa’s main partners, including the United States and China.

 A united Africa may give China its moment to shine