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.

Mali army pushes farthest east toward city of Gao

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.

Floods kill at least 91 people in Niger

A top official in Niger said the country`s recent floods have killed 91 people and caused significant damage.

Ivory Coast: 7 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush

The attack drew strong condemnation from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council.

Niger warns against travel to Libya

Tensions rise between Libya and Niger over the latter`s refusal to extradite Muammar Gaddafi`s son Saadi.

Niger won’t extradite Saadi Gaddafi

Saadi Gaddafi recently told Al Arabiya television that he would return to Libya and lead an uprising.

`Gaddafi son stays until U.N. lifts travel ban`

Niger said Tuesday that Muammar Gaddafi`s son Saadi would remain in the West African nation until a United Nations travel ban on him was lifted, despite Tripoli`s request for his return.

NTC asks Niger to rethink asylum for Gaddafi`s son

Libya`s new leaders urged Niger to
reconsider its "hostile" decision to grant asylum to Muammar Gaddafi`s son Saadi during the uprising which overthrew the longtime leader.