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India extends $15 million assistance to Niger for African Union Summit

This is the first time that Niger is hosting the AU summit. 

Jun 18, 2019, 23:13 PM IST

Donald Trump made me cry, told me my husband knew what he had signed up for: Widow of slain US soldier

The attack earlier this month, which US officials suspect was carried out by a local affiliate of Islamic State, has thrown a spotlight on the US counter-terrorism mission in Niger.

Oct 23, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ghana down debutants Niger 2-0, face Mali in quarters

Ghana will take on African champions Mali in a repeat of their continental qualifying event final in the quarterfinals on October 21 in Guwahati.

Oct 18, 2017, 21:24 PM IST

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

Oct 14, 2017, 06:07 AM IST

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil beat Niger 2-0, finish top with all-win record

Niger, who finished third with three points still have a chance to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams. DPR Korea finished last without a win.

Oct 13, 2017, 23:20 PM IST

Military operations ongoing after deadly attack on US and Niger troops

Nigerien, US and French troops were conducting military operations in the zone on Thursday, a Nigerien security source said without providing additional details.

Oct 05, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Eight foreigners among dead in Burkina Faso attack: Minister

The "terrorist" attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso killed at least 18 people including eight foreigners and seven locals.

Aug 14, 2017, 20:56 PM IST

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.

Oct 01, 2016, 16:00 PM IST

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.

Oct 01, 2016, 00:51 AM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2016, 15:14 PM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2016, 08:48 AM IST

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.

Jun 07, 2016, 17:24 PM IST

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.

Mar 23, 2016, 03:11 AM IST

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.

Mar 20, 2016, 11:24 AM IST

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.

Feb 25, 2016, 16:04 PM IST

Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch strikes across Africa

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

Dec 24, 2015, 10:11 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

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".

Nov 06, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

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.

Oct 11, 2015, 00:11 AM IST