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April 27, 2016
Man sentenced to prison in slaying of US official in Niger
A Malian national who escaped from prison twice after being charged with killing a U.S. Defense Department official and ...
April 12, 2016
Child bombers used by Boko Haram increases 10-fold: UNICEF
The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with ...
March 31, 2016
Cameroon seeks to drive out Boko Haram 'once and for all'
Cameroon's military has launched a new operation to rid the country of Boko Haram militants "once and for all" and soldiers ...
March 22, 2016
Niger president wins 92 percent of vote amid low turnout
Niger's president has cruised to an easy re-election while his main opponent remains in France seeking medical treatment ...
March 20, 2016
Voters casting ballots in 5 African countries
Voters in five African countries are casting ballots on Sunday, including four presidential elections and a constitutional ...
March 20, 2016
Niger holds runoff vote while president's opponent in France
Niger's president is running for a second five-year term Sunday against an opponent who campaigned from behind bars before ...
March 18, 2016
Niger: Border attacks kill 3 security forces; 4 injured
Niger's defense ministry says three gendarmes were killed and four security forces injured in separate attacks this week.
March 17, 2016
Niger opposition says it will not recognize runoff results
Niger's opposition says it won't recognize results for the presidential runoff vote on March 20. Opposition coalition ...
March 11, 2016
Niger opposition candidate in hospital ahead of runoff
The spokesman for Niger's imprisoned opposition candidate says he has been transferred to a hospital in Niamey for medical ...
March 08, 2016
Niger opposition vows to boycott presidential runoff
A coalition of opposition parties in Niger says it is boycotting a presidential runoff vote scheduled for March 20, claiming ...
February 23, 2016
Niger opposition says it will not recognize election results
Niger's opposition parties say they will not recognize results from presidential and legislative elections that took place ...
February 21, 2016
Niger's security-minded president vies for 2nd term in vote
Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou sought re-election Sunday, touting his record of defending the West African nation from ...
February 20, 2016
Niger leader seeks 2nd term amid fear of extremist violence
Niger's president will stand for re-election Sunday in a climate made tense by Islamic extremist threats and complaints about ...
February 08, 2016
Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks
Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to ...
February 08, 2016
Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso
An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who ...
February 07, 2016
Extremists free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso
Islamic extremists have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, although her husband remains ...
February 06, 2016
Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu
Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a ...
January 20, 2016
West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege
At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long ...
January 16, 2016
Burkina Faso hotel seizure ends; 4 jihadis, 28 others dead
The Al-Qaida fighters who stormed a popular hangout in Burkina Faso's capital at dinnertime came with a mission to kill as ...
January 13, 2016
Niger says 4 soldiers confess to December coup plot
Four of Niger's army officers arrested in December confessed to planning an attempt to overthrow the government, the defense ...