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October 19, 2020
UN hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations
The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three ...
October 10, 2020
World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight
The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war ...
September 08, 2020
83 migrants rescued in Sahara Desert, says migration agency
More than 80 African migrants have been rescued after being found in a remote stretch of the Sahara Desert where hundreds of ...
September 07, 2020
W. Africa bloc presses Mali junta to hand power to civilians
West African leaders warned Mali's military junta on Monday they must designate civilian heads of state by next week to chart ...
August 28, 2020
Flooding in Niger kills 45, displaces more than 226,000
Flooding from heavy rains in Niger has killed at least 45 people this week and forced more than 226,000 from their homes, ...
August 25, 2020
French troops stay in Mali after coup, no end in sight
It was a picture postcard meant to portray unity in the vast and fragile lands that once were French colonies: President ...
August 20, 2020
A look at how Mali's coup may affect neighboring countries
African and Western leaders have condemned the junta that forced Mali’s president from power, warning the coup was a deep ...
August 10, 2020
Niger, French forces in search of gunmen who killed tourists
Armed forces from Niger and France have been deployed to pursue the gunmen who killed seven aid workers, mostly French ...
August 10, 2020
6 French citizens, 2 guides killed by gunmen at giraffe park
Unidentified gunmen killed six French aid workers and two Nigerien guides who were visiting a wildlife park east of Niger’s ...
July 09, 2020
Burkina Faso's volunteer fighters are no match for jihadists
Armed only with a knife, Issa Tamboure was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina ...
June 01, 2020
Gunmen attack refugee camp in Niger, cut off water supply
Dozens of armed men on motorcycles have attacked a town in western Niger that has been hosting 35,000 displaced people, ...
May 22, 2020
Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced
An international aid group said Friday that about 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the ...
May 17, 2020
As mosques reopen in West Africa, COVID-19 fears grow
It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as coronavirus ...
May 11, 2020
20 people killed in three jihadist attacks in western Niger
Jihadists attacked three villages in western Niger, near its border with Mali, killing at least 20 people, according to the ...
April 29, 2020
UN: New polio outbreak in Niger after vaccination suspended
The World Health Organization says Niger has been struck by a new outbreak of polio, following the suspension of immunization ...