UNICEF Reports More Than 240,000 Uprooted From Homes in Diffa Region
[UN News] More than 240,000 people, or a third of the population, in Niger's Diffa region have been uprooted from their homes since 3 June attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the single largest displacement since 2013, a senior United Nations official said today.
Question Over Deployment of Troops From Chad in Wake of Attack in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] Boko Haram has claimed another deadly attack in Niger which killed several police officers. Troops from Chad remain in Nigeria and have not been deployed to Niger, according to the Interior Minister.
Country's Youth in Crisis - Why Hope Remains
[Al Jazeera] In mid-June, the bodies of 34 migrants were found in the Niger desert, 20 of them were children. They had been abandoned by smugglers.
Boko Haram Kills Seven Police Officers
[Vanguard] The Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has killed seven police officers in the West African country of Niger, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum said on Saturday.
Three Economists Debate the Floating the Naira
[RFI] Nigerians have been busy debating the government's decision to ease currency controls, which have been blamed for stagnating the economy. This shift in policy, announced this week, will likely result in a plunge in the value of the naira. RFI spoke with three Nigerian economists who have varied views on the decision.
Refugee Crisis - 20 Children Among Dead in Niger Desert
[Al Jazeera] People smugglers in Niger abandoned 34 refugees - including 20 children - in the Sahara desert where they died of thirst.
Vaccine Pioneers - Saving Children in Niger
[Al Jazeera] It's estimated that 450,000 children around the world die every year from rotavirus - a highly infectious disease that causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration.
Migrants, Including Children, Found Dead in Niger Desert
[Deutsche Welle] The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Niger desert near the Algerian border. They were abandoned by their smugglers.
Food Aid to Double After Fresh Boko Haram Attacks - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The militants have recently ramped up attacks in Niger's Diffa region
'Are We Animals?' Nigeriens Respond to Foreign Policy's 'Dead Man's Market'
[African Arguments] Following in an age-old tradition of problematic journalism on Africa, Keenan's 4,000-word article on Zinder's youth sensationalises violence, exaggerates terrorist fears, and overlooks local actions.
Thirty Nations Cut 'Multidimensional' Poverty in 'Runaway Success'
[allAfrica] According to a new analysis from the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford, 30 of 35 sub-Saharan African countries analysed for changes to poverty levels over time reduced multidimensional poverty significantly.
Militants Claim Fresh Attack On Oil Pipeline
[Deutsche Welle] A militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an oil pipeline operated by a Nigerian subsidiary of Italy's Eni oil company. It is the second such bombing in Nigeria's restive delta region in two days.
Chad Deploys Troops in Niger
[Cameroon Tribune] The alliance between Niger and Chad in eradicating the cross-border terrorist group Boko Haram has once more entered its effective implementation phase as over 2,000 troops from Chad are in Niger for an onslaught against Boko Haram fighters in the south eastern border locality of Bosso. Mail Online cited military sources of saying on Wednesday that the "heavily armed" soldiers will "search everywhere for Boko Haram."
Chad Sends 2,000 Soldiers to Niger for Counter-Attack Against Boko Haram
[This Day] Chad has sent 2,000 soldiers to Niger to prepare a counter-attack against Boko Haram after the militant group seized a Nigerien town, two senior military sources said on Wednesday.
Chad Sends 2,000 Troops to Niger to Fight Boko Haram
[Deutsche Welle] Tens of thousands have fled violence in Bosso, where government forces are fighting Boko Haram. Chadian military sources said their troops will rendezvous with Nigerien forces before engaging the militant group.
Chad Deploys 2,000 Soldiers to Troubled Niger
[Al Jazeera] About 2,000 troops from Chad have arrived in Niger, where Boko Haram fighters have inflicted losses and displaced tens of thousands in the country's southeast, the Reuters news agency has reported.
Thousands Flee Boko Haram Attacks in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of civilians have fled on foot after Boko Haram forces overran the Niger town of Bosso. Niger troops were battling the jihadists for the control of the border settlement.
Thousands Continue to Flee Boko Haram Attacks On Niger Town - UN Refugee Agency
[UN News] Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in south-east Niger following near back-to-back attacks since this past Friday by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso in the troubled Diffa region, the United Nations refugee agency said today.
Boko Haram Attack - 50,000 Flee Town in Niger
[Al Jazeera] The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern for some 50,000 people, who have been forced to flee a town in Niger after a devastating attack from armed group Boko Haram.
Government Forces Retake Bosso
[Cameroon Tribune] They launched a fierce counterattack against Boko Haram terrorists that attacked the border town on June 3, 2016.