US drone crashes at Niger airport

A US drone crash-landed at Niger's main airport for unknown reasons today, the US army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.

Regional force to counter Boko Haram operational from November: W.African leaders

 A regional force put in place to counter the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria will start operations in November, West African leaders decided after a summit in Niger on Tuesday.

Algerian troops kill foreign ''criminals'' near border with Niger

The Algerian army Thursday killed five foreign individuals near the border with Niger, Algeria`s defence ministry said Friday.

Ban 'outraged' by attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali


United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said he was "shocked and outraged" by the deadly ambush on UN peacekeepers in Mali and emphasised such attacks were a "serious violation of international law."

Niger parliament speaker charged with baby trafficking

Authorities in Niger have issued an arrest warrant for the west African country`s speaker of parliament in connection with a baby trafficking scandal, his lawyers said Monday.

Over 51,000 affected, 28 killed by Niger flooding: UN

At least 28 people have been killed and more than 51,000 affected by flooding in Niger after heavy rains in June inundated swathes of the impoverished nation, the United Nations said Thursday.

Niger parliament chief, facing baby-trafficking probe, `in Belgium`


Niamey: Niger`s head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has turned up in Belgium, an opposition official said Saturday, confirming a media report.

Dozens arrested in Niger for plotting `military coup`

Dozens of opposition members have been arrested in Niger suspected of plotting a "military coup" in the west African nation, Interior Minister Hassoumi Massaoudou said Saturday.

Libya: Niger extradites Gaddafi`s son al-Saadi

Niger today extradited to Libya one of Moammar Gaddafi`s sons, al-Saadi, who fled as his father`s regime crumbled in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since, the government in Tripoli said.

Niger hands over Gaddafi aide accused of stoking unrest

Niger on Friday handed over to Libya slain dictator Muammer Gaddafi`s former chief of internal security Abdullah Mansur, the Libyan government announced.

Thousands flee fresh Nigeria clashes: UN

Thousands of people have fled across Nigeria`s borders with Cameroon and Niger amid renewed clashes between the Nigerian military and Boko Haram insurgents, the UN`s refugee agency said on Friday.

Thousands protest against Niger government

Thousands of opposition supporters staged a protest rally on Saturday against what they said was the failure of President Mahamadou Issoufou to improve living standards in Niger, one of the world`s poorest countries.

Bodies of 87 migrants found in Niger desert: security source

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.

Four French hostages freed after three-year kidnap ordeal in Niger

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".

Four French taken hostage in Niger are freed

Four Frenchmen taken hostage by Islamic extremists in Niger have been released after three years of captivity, President Francois Hollande announced on Tuesday.

Mali boat accident: 30 dead, up to 160 missing

Survivors of a boat that sank in central Mali say as many as 160 people are missing more than a day later.

Japan`s Mt Fuji, Niger`s Agadez among UNESCO sites

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.

Two simultaneous car bombs in Niger kill 26

The Mali jihadists have vowed to avenge a French-led military intervention that ousted them from Mali`s northern cities.

US drone base in Niger to build stronger African presence

US is opening a new drone base in their war against al Qaeda, as president Barack Obama announced on Friday.

US military personnel deployed to Niger on support mission

President Barack Obama has stated that about 100 US military personnel have been deployed to the west African nation of Niger.