Boko Haram Refugees in Niger Find Safety, but Lack Aid
[Al Jazeera] As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the northeastern border of Nigeria, more than 280,000 people have been displaced.
Niger Aspire to Qualify for Madagascar - Tiemogo
[CAF] Last year, Niger hosted the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations but the Junior Menas fell like a pack of cards starting with a 2-0 loss to Nigeria in the tournament's opening match and eventually failed to qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.
Giraffes Make an Impressive Comeback in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] After decades of falling populations due to poaching and loss of habitat, giraffes are experiencing a comeback in Niger. Conservationists hope that other countries can learn from their success.
Boko Haram Violence Leaves Families 'Teetering On Edge of Famine'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Over 6 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon face severe hunger, aid agencies warn
Niger Red Cross Responds to Rift Valley Fever Outbreak
[IFRC] The Red Cross Society of Niger has quickly mobilized 60 volunteers to disseminate information and preventive messages in communities affected by an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, a highly infectious viral disease.
Millions of Nigeriens to Benefit From Farming Boost - U.S. Aid Agency
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Niger is among the world's poorest countries and consistently ranked bottom of the U.N. Human Development Index
New Vessel From China to Enhance Nigerian Navy's Response to Security Challenges - Official
[Focac] Lagos -The Nigerian Navy will intensify its operation in protecting strategic areas on the country's water ways as it acquires a new vessel from China to combat militant activities, an official said Wednesday.
President Issoufou Presents Niger Renaissance Programme At Economy Series in New York
[AMA] The renaissance programme includes plans to auction off new oil licences, as untapped investment opportunities arise in extractives, while mining, infrastructure and agriculture also take centre stage
Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Kills 21 in Western Niger
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -With no specific treatment or effective human vaccine, Rift Valley fever can cause blindness and severe haemorrhaging, leading the victim to vomit blood or even bleed to death
Dozens of Boko Haram Fighters Killed
[Vanguard] Thirty-eight Boko Haram Islamist fighters have been killed during military search operations carried out by Niger and Chad troops in the Diffa region of southeast Niger this week, an official said Friday.
After 4-Day Visit, Senior UN Aid Official Calls for Greater Global Support for Displaced
[UN News] Wrapping up a four-day mission in Niger, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Africa's Sahel region has called on the international community to show increased support for the people of Diffa and the rest of the Lake Chad Basin who have been displaced from their homes amid the violence of Boko Haram's insurgency.
Mixed Science Panels Diffuse Conflict On Conservation
[SciDev.Net] Honolulu -Scientific panels comprising conservation researchers and industry representatives can overcome mistrust between their sectors to help save endangered species, a conference has heard.
Nigerian Refugees in Niger Struggle for Food and Water
[Al Jazeera] Thousands of Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries such as Niger have been struggling for resources since fleeing attacks by the Boko Haram group.
UN Worried at Theft of Refugees' Food
[CAJ News] Abuja -UNITED Nations agencies have solicited the intervention of anti-corruption bodies in Nigeria after disturbing revelations government officials were diverting aid meant for refugees in the country.
5 Dead in First East Boko Haram Attack in 3 Months
[Deutsche Welle] The militant group has reportedly carried out an attack in eastern Niger. It's the first such attack since a June offensive by the group that sent tens of thousands fleeing from the region.
5 Killed in First East Niger Boko Haram Attack in 3 Months
[Vanguard] Five killed and two others wounded in a Boko Haram attack in eastern Niger, the first in three months carried out there by the jihadist group, a local governor said Saturday.
Liberia Tops List of 10 Worst Countries for Access to Primary School
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -African countries hit by conflict featured prominently in UNICEF's first global out-of-school ranking