Africa

Niger adopts new wire-tapping legislation on curbing 'terrorism'

Opposition raises privacy concerns but government insists new law 'is not a threat to liberty'.

Niger adopts new wire-tapping legislation on curbing 'terrorism'

Niger

Niger: 12 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base

At least 10 other soldiers were also wounded in the attack on the Blabrine military base near the Diffa town in Niger.

Niger: 12 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base

Niger

Niger says 75 Boko Haram fighters killed in two operations

The defence ministry says the fighters were killed in southeast Niger and in neighbouring Nigeria.

Niger says 75 Boko Haram fighters killed in two operations

Africa

Nigeria violence drives 23,000 into neighbouring Niger: UNHCR

Number of people fleeing to Niger from Nigeria almost triples from the last year, says the UN refugee agency.

Nigeria violence drives 23,000 into neighbouring Niger: UNHCR

Africa

Twenty killed in attacks on several villages in western Niger

Security situation in tri-border region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali has sharply deteriorated in recent years.

Twenty killed in attacks on several villages in western Niger

Coronavirus pandemic

With borders shut, more migrants stuck in Sahara

As countries close borders to curb spread of coronavirus, aid groups in Niger 'overwhelmed' by requests of support.

Hundreds of migrants stuck in Niger amid coronavirus pandemic

Humanitarian crises

The Sahel: Key things to know as security crisis spirals

Parts of the arid belt of land below the Sahara have been engulfed by swiftly deteriorating violence.

The Sahel: Key things to know as security crisis spirals

Africa

France to send 600 more troops to fight armed groups in Sahel

Planned deployment would bring French military presence in Africa's Sahel region to 5,100 troops.

France to send 600 more troops to fight armed groups in Sahel

Africa

Burkina Faso to recruit civilians in fight against armed groups

West African nation's parliament approves legislation allowing military to use civilian volunteers to fight rebels.

Burkina Faso to recruit civilians in fight against armed groups

Mali

Armed men kill six Malian soldiers

Troops come under fire from 'unidentified armed men' in Dioungani, in the country's volatile Mopti region.

Armed men kill six Malian soldiers

Africa

Niger violence: Rising death toll and affected families

Civil society organisations in Niger have called for protests to demand action against increased attacks by armed groups in the Sahel region.

Africa

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

After talks, analysts say French military strategy extension will not end violence, stress political goals must be met.

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

Niger

Niger fires army chief following deadly attacks on military bases

General Ahmed Mohamed replaced by Brigadier General Salifou Modi, a former military attache to Germany, government says.

Niger fires army chief following deadly attacks on military bases

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'