The annual Cure Salee festival bringing together Tuareg and Wodaabe pastoralists marks the end of the rainy season.
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who was wanted by the US, led the Islamic State in Greater Sahara armed group.
Human rights group Amnesty urges government to take urgent action, warning of the ‘devastating impact on children’.
Nine other soldiers injured in the attack in country’s Diffa region, defence ministry says.
At least 16 people killed in Thiem in the country’s Tillaberi region by unknown gunmen, according to a local mayor.
Government says 48 hours of national mourning to be observed after 37 people are killed by suspected rebels.
Assailants on motorbikes killed 37 people, including 14 children, in Tillaberi region, according to interior ministry.
Victims of the attack near the Mali border included nine people working in the fields, according to interior ministry.
President Emmanuel Macron says France to reduce its force to 2,500 to 3,000 troops over the long term.
France suspended the operations early last month following the West African country’s second coup in less than a year.
Two men on a motorbike attack home of Seini Oumarou, president of Niger’s National Assembly.
French president says 5,100-strong Operation Barkhane to replaced by new mission supported by other partners.
We call on the AU to enhance engagement in the Sahel and appoint a new High Representative for Mali.
Attack by ‘bandits’ in Tahoua region near Mali’s border also wounds six other soldiers.