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44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert

 At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya.

Jun 01, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92,000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations have said.

Sep 08, 2016, 06:55 AM IST

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.

Nov 15, 2015, 08:54 AM IST

Niger soldier among four killed in Boko Haram prison attack

A soldier and three Boko Haram members died early Sunday when the Islamists raided a prison in southeastern Niger in a likely bid to free detained colleagues, humanitarian and government sources said.

Jul 12, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

Niger army says it killed 15 Boko Haram militants

Niger`s army killed 15 Boko Haram militants in the course of land and air operations against the armed Islamist group, the defence ministry announced Wednesday.

Jun 25, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

Boko Haram-hit Niger facing child malnutrition crisis: Charity

 Southeast Niger is struggling with a dramatic increase in child malnutrition as tens of thousands of people flee the Boko Haram conflict, the charity Save the Children said on Monday.

Jun 23, 2015, 01:28 AM IST

Niger President vows `transparent` vote in 2016

 Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou, facing a fragmented opposition, has said he wants to ensure next year`s presidential and parliamentary elections are "transparent".

Jun 04, 2015, 19:14 PM IST

Niger battles deadly meningitis epidemic

Parents cradling sick children in their arms streamed into a treatment centre in Niger`s capital Niamey, the victims of a meningitis epidemic that has claimed over 100 lives and appears to be accelerating.

Apr 25, 2015, 02:46 AM IST

Niger's Christians try to forgive on first Easter after church attacks

Thousands of Christians across Niger tried to forgive and move on as they celebrated the first Easter since their churches were torched during deadly riots spurred by the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

Apr 06, 2015, 04:44 AM IST

Niger, Chad launch offensive against Boko Haram: Niger government

The armies of Niger and Chad on Sunday launched a "ground and air" offensive against the Islamist Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria, a source from the Niger government said.

Mar 08, 2015, 20:39 PM IST

Boko Haram attacks island on Niger side of Lake Chad: Witnesses

Boko Haram gunmen attacked an island on the Niger side of Lake Chad, with locals reporting heavy casualties among those who fled but no official confirmation of the death toll.

Mar 03, 2015, 00:58 AM IST

Thousands march to support Niger army after Boko Haram attacks

Tens of thousands of people marched through Niger`s capital Niamey on Tuesday to support the country`s military following a series of attacks along the border with Nigeria carried out by Boko Haram militants.

Feb 17, 2015, 20:24 PM IST

Two female suicide bombers strike in Niger town Diffa: Sources

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Wednesday in the Niger frontier town of Diffa, two security sources said following days of cross-border attacks by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.

Feb 11, 2015, 22:16 PM IST

Boko Haram wages new attack in Niger

Boko Haram fighters waged a new attack on Sunday in a southeastern border town in Niger, where a blast killed at least one person and left 10 injured, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Feb 08, 2015, 19:45 PM IST

Boko Haram attacks town inside Niger after Cameroon

Islamic extremists from Nigeria attacked a border town inside the neighboring country of Niger, marking the second foreign country attacked by the group known as Boko Haram in several days.

Feb 06, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

Talks open in Niger on regional Boko Haram fight

A regional summit opened in Niger Tuesday aimed at stopping Boko Haram as the Islamist insurgents step up attacks both inside Nigeria and in neighbouring countries.

Jan 20, 2015, 23:15 PM IST

45 churches torched in Niger capital in cartoon demos: Police

Forty-five churches were torched over the weekend in Niger`s capital during deadly protests over the publication of a Prophet Mohammed cartoon by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, police said on Monday.

Jan 19, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Dozens arrested at Niger demo after deadly cartoons riots

Police in Niger on Sunday fired tear gas and arrested dozens at a banned opposition protest, a day after deadly riots over a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Jan 19, 2015, 02:59 AM IST

Niger police breaks up opposition demo after deadly cartoons riots

Police in Niger fired tear gas Sunday to break up a banned opposition demonstration in the capital Niamey, a day after deadly riots over the publication by France`s Charlie Hebdo magazine of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

Jan 18, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Niger tense due to Charlie Hebdo protests, President says rioters 'understand nothing of Islam'

The protests against Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoons raged for second day in Niger raising the death toll to 10 as five more people succumbed to the violence perpetrated by angry rioters who burned churches and attacked cops.

Jan 18, 2015, 09:13 AM IST