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October 04, 2015
Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people
A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, ...
August 22, 2015
Boko Haram strengthens ties with Islamic State group
Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are strengthening ties with the Islamic State group, as shown by reports that Nigerian ...
August 02, 2015
Benin pledges 800 troops to anti-Boko Haram force
Benin's president has vowed to contribute 800 troops to a regional force intended to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic ...
July 29, 2015
Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat
The president of Nigeria made his first official state visit to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday, as the two former enemies ...
June 26, 2015
Bomber who ran away feeds fears extremists using captives
A teenage girl strapped with explosives ran away from a crowded mosque this week, killing only herself and cementing ...
June 25, 2015
Niger: Army kills 15 Boko Haram extremists from Nigeria
Niger's army has killed 15 Boko Haram Islamic extremists, captured 20 others and destroyed ammunition cars and motorcycles ...
June 18, 2015
Boko Haram attacks villages in Niger, 40 dead, says official
Militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border and attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, setting ...
June 16, 2015
IOM: 30 more people die crossing Niger to Libya
Officials say 30 more people have been found dead after they attempted to cross the Sahara desert in Niger. The victims were ...
June 03, 2015
Bomb rocks city as Nigeria takes command of Boko Haram fight
An explosion that thundered across the city killed at least 11 people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on ...
June 02, 2015
Boko Haram attack on northern Nigerian city kills 20
Boko Haram once again attacked the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, waking residents with deafening ...
June 01, 2015
Nigerian president to visit Chad, Niger on 1st official trip
Nigeria's new president will visit Chad and Niger, making the countries whose troops help fight Boko Haram a priority on his ...
May 15, 2015
Nigeria: 28 kids killed by lead poisoning from gold mining
Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian ...
May 13, 2015
Niger passes law to stem human smuggling
Niger has adopted a law that could see human smugglers facing up to 30 years in prison in an effort to stem the flow of ...
May 06, 2015
3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger
Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a ...
May 06, 2015
Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run
A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition ...
May 01, 2015
Niger governor orders evacuations due to Boko Haram
A governor in southern Niger has ordered residents of islands on Lake Chad to evacuate to the mainland by Monday because of ...
April 29, 2015
Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care
Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so ...
April 28, 2015
Nigerian army rescues 300 women and girls, none from Chibok
Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive Tuesday against Boko Haram militants in the ...
April 28, 2015
Witnesses: Hundreds of bodies in town held by Boko Haram
Hundreds of skeletons of children, women and men believed killed by Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian ...
April 26, 2015
Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says
Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water ...