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Chad, Niger forces kill 123 Boko Haram in crackdown: Official

A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons, Niger's Defence Ministry said on Friday.

14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations: Niger

Niger`s Army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation`s southeast.

Niger, Chad armies kill 38 Boko Haram fighters: Niger Army

Boko Haram has killed thousands of civilians and displaced some 2.4 million people across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Pakistan taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives: Khurshid

Pakistan taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives: Khurshid

Lashing out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz for calling upon the international community to take appropriate steps to fulfil its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions, former union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said this is extremely unacceptable as Islamabad has been taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives through the acts of terrorism.

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Brussels has been seeking ways to clamp down on the Africa route after a deal with Ankara in March slashed numbers trying to cross from Turkey.

50,000 flee Boko Haram attacks in Niger: UN

The attacks beginning Friday against a military post in Bosso in Niger`s troubled Diffa region killed 26 soldiers.

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou scores landslide win in boycotted run-off

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou scores landslide win in boycotted run-off

Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou secured 92 percent of the vote in a controversial run-off ballot boycotted by the opposition, according to official results released Tuesday.

Niger holds presidential run-off despite boycott

Niger holds its first-ever presidential run-off on Sunday, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou on track for a second term after his main challenger was flown from jail to a Paris hospital and with the opposition boycotting the vote.

Issoufou far ahead in Niger presidential election count

Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou enjoyed a strong lead Thursday in his quest for a second term as leader of the uranium-rich west African nation, according to partial results from elections that the opposition has slammed as rigged.

Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch strikes across Africa

Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch strikes across Africa

Suspected Boko Haram militants launched four attacks in Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killing seven people.

Tensions flare as Niger opposition candidate arrested

Opposition Niger presidential candidate Hama Amadou was arrested on his return from a year in exile over allegations of baby trafficking, a party colleague said.

Boko Haram attacks force 12,000 pupils from Niger schools: UN

151 schools with a total of 12,631 pupils had closed due to "insecurity that has sparked the absence of teachers and panic in the population".

Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram kill 37

Three explosions blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram killed 37 people on Saturday in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, security sources said.

15 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack in SE Niger: TV

Fifteen civilians were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a border village in southeastern Niger, state television reported late Friday.

Boko Haram fighters kill at least 15 in Niger village raid: Report


Naimey: Islamist Boko Haram militants operating out of Nigeria raided a village across the border in southern Niger and massacred at least 15 civilians, Niger security sources said on Friday.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad

Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad on Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

UN deploys troops around northern Mali town following clashes

Mali`s UN peacekeeping mission deployed troops around a northern separatist stronghold on Tuesday, seeking to prevent an escalation of clashes between rebels and pro-government militias that threaten to torpedo a June peace accord.

Four dead, more than 20,000 affected by Niger floods: UN

At least four people have died and more than 20,000 have been affected by floods in Niger caused by weeks of heavy rain, the United Nations has said.

Boko Haram killed over 700 in 45 attacks in July

 Nigerian militant group Boko Haram was more active than ever in July, as at least 45 attacks claimed the lives of 714 people -- one-third of all deaths in the first half of 2015, according to data released by security forces and emergency services.

Boko Haram holds territories in Nigeria`s NE: governors

 Boko Haram Islamists are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria`s troubled northeast, state governors from the region said on Thursday, after the military claimed a series of major victories against the Islamists.