Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 13:50
The bodies of 87 migrants were found in Niger`s desert north after they died of thirst just a few kilometres from the border of Algeria, their planned destination, sources said.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:38
Hollande was to greet the quartet on their arrival at an airport outside Paris after what he called "three years of suffering for the families who lived through a nightmare".
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 08:55
Four Frenchmen taken hostage by Islamic extremists in Niger have been released after three years of captivity, President Francois Hollande announced on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 23:53
Eighteen people died when a boat carrying some 70 passengers capsised on the Niger River in central Nigeria, an official said on Sunday, a week after 42 perished in a similar incident.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 12:38
A very distinctive creature known as a pareiasaur roamed the desert in what is now northern Niger during the Permian era.
Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 18:28
Japan`s Mount Fuji and the desert city of Agardaz in Niger were among the cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meeting.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 20:39
The Mali jihadists have vowed to avenge a French-led military intervention that ousted them from Mali`s northern cities.
Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 21:49
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has defied international sanctions to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his three-nation West African tour that also took him to Benin and Niger.
Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 08:24
Boko Haram says it wants to create and Islamic caliphate in northern part of Nigeria and has killed no less than 4,000 people since 2009.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 15:42
US is opening a new drone base in their war against al Qaeda, as president Barack Obama announced on Friday.
Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 20:53
President Barack Obama has stated that about 100 US military personnel have been deployed to the west African nation of Niger.
Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:11
Mali`s military and French forces have pushed toward Islamic extremist stronghold in the city of Gao, in their farthest push east since launching an operation to retake land controlled by the rebels.
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