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Sixty-nine killed in attack in southwest Niger, says government

November 05, 2021 1:02 pm

The attack occurred in an area overrun by militants associated with a local affiliate of Islamic State that has killed hundreds of civilians in attacks on rural communities this year.

At least 132 civilians killed in Burkina Faso's worst attack in years

June 06, 2021 9:17 am

The attack took place Friday evening in Solhan village, in the Sahel's Yagha province, government spokesman Ousseni Tamboura said in a statement blaming jihadists.

Gunmen kill 15 soldiers in attack in southwest Niger

May 06, 2021 10:37 am

The attack in north Tillabery region, which borders Mali and Burkina Faso, came two days after gunmen killed 16 soldiers in the nearby Tahoua region of the West African country.

Niger govt confirms 137 dead in village attacks near Mali

March 23, 2021 2:41 pm

There have been no claims of responsibility for the recent attacks on villages in Niger, although Islamic extremists rarely say they are behind violence when it kills civilians.

At least 22 killed in Niger village attacks, sources say

March 22, 2021 8:08 am

The violence is part of a wider security crisis across West Africa's Sahel region, which is also fuelled by militants linked to al Qaeda and ethnic militias.

Niger: More than 100 dead civilians in village attacks

January 04, 2021 12:40 pm

The death toll in attacks on villages in border regions of Niger has risen to more than 100. Attackers struck as first-round presidential results were announced.

Niger's presidential election heads to February runoff

January 03, 2021 1:01 pm

Mohamed Bazoum, a former head of Niger's interior and foreign ministries, led the first round with 39.33% of the vote, according to provisional results announced by the nation's electoral commission on Saturday.

At least 70 killed in suspected militant attacks in Niger - security sources

January 03, 2021 9:59 am

About 49 villagers were killed and 17 people wounded in the village of Tchombangou, said one of the security source.

Niger stages historic election despite jihadi attacks

December 28, 2020 1:18 pm

A former interior minister is widely tipped to take over the West African nation's presidency. But whoever succeeds will face huge security and economic challenges in a country the UN says is the world's poorest.

Niger heads to polls in search of first democratic transition

December 27, 2020 12:03 pm

Former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum, the ruling party's candidate, is the overwhelming favourite to succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou, who is stepping down after two five-year terms leading the largely desert country of 23 million.


How a CIA drone base grew in a desert out of a small commercial airstrip

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Officials from the US and Niger have confirmed the location of a new CIA drone base to The New York Times which analyses its construction and location.