Niger activist sentenced for Facebook swipe at president
A leading Niger rights activist was given a six-month suspended sentence on Thursday for criticising President Mahamadou Issoufou's handling of the Boko Haram threat in a Facebook post.
Niger's Diffa suffers under Boko Haram violence
Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.
50,000 flee Boko Haram attacks in Niger
Tens of thousands of people have fled southeastern Niger following deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso in recent days, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Niger vows to avenge deadly raid by Boko Haram
Niger vowed to avenge the deaths of 30 of its soldiers who were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in one of the jihadist group's deadliest attacks in the country.
Four killed in riots in Niger over alleged blasphemy
At least four people were killed in central Nigeria in two days of violence over an alleged blasphemy by a Christian trader against Prophet Mohammed, residents told AFP on Tuesday.
Chibok Princess Amina: Matters arising
Miss Amina Ali, dainty 19-year-old kid mother has, not undeservedly, become the toast of the nation. It is no longer news that she was one of the 219 girls abducted ...
Boko Haram refugees in Niger feel 'abandoned' by the world
"Take us away from this hell," said Boussam, a mother of seven cradling skeletal goats in Niger's Assaga camp, where thousands of desperate refugees fleeing Boko Haram Islamist insurgents are living in hunger.
Six civilians killed by Boko Haram in Niger
At least six civilians were killed and seven injured in an attack by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in Niger on Thursday evening, according to the country's army.