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'Phase one over' in Boko Haram battle, say Chad-Niger forces

African coalition forces say the first phase of the offensive against Boko Haram is over following last week’s successful recapture of a strategic

African coalition forces say the first phase of the offensive against Boko Haram is over following last week’s successful recapture of a strategic

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Battle against Boko Haram intensifies

Boko Haram militants have continued to push their battles over Nigeria’s borders, with an attack and suspected kidnapping in northern Cameroon. It

Boko Haram militants have continued to push their battles over Nigeria’s borders, with an attack and suspected kidnapping in northern Cameroon. It

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7,500 African Union troops to fight Boko Haram

African Union forces from Chad have attacked Boko Haram killing 120 of its militants in the far north of Cameron. The Islamist militant group had

African Union forces from Chad have attacked Boko Haram killing 120 of its militants in the far north of Cameron. The Islamist militant group had

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Niger PM asks for help to deal with Boko Haram refugee crisis

The prime minister of Niger has appealed for international help to confront a looming food crisis compounded by thousands of refugees who have

The prime minister of Niger has appealed for international help to confront a looming food crisis compounded by thousands of refugees who have

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Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Saadi to Libya

Three years after the uprising which killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, one of his sons, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger to Libya. Authorities

Three years after the uprising which killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, one of his sons, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger to Libya. Authorities

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UN to discourage payment of kidnap ransoms

The UN Security Council is calling on countries not to pay kidnap ransoms amid reports that the recent release of four Frenchmen in Niger was

The UN Security Council is calling on countries not to pay kidnap ransoms amid reports that the recent release of four Frenchmen in Niger was

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Dozens of migrants die of thirst in the Sahara

The bodies of over 90 migrants, mostly women and children who died of thirst, have been found in the Sahara in northern Niger. Their vehicles broke

The bodies of over 90 migrants, mostly women and children who died of thirst, have been found in the Sahara in northern Niger. Their vehicles broke

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Freed French hostages leave Niger after three years in captivity

Four Frenchmen have returned home after being kidnapped by al-Qaeda linked gunmen in northern Niger three years ago. The men, who were seized while

Four Frenchmen have returned home after being kidnapped by al-Qaeda linked gunmen in northern Niger three years ago. The men, who were seized while

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Four French hostages released in Niger

Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger have been freed after three years in captivity. Thierry Dol, Marc Feret, Daniel Larribe and Pierre Legrand

Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger have been freed after three years in captivity. Thierry Dol, Marc Feret, Daniel Larribe and Pierre Legrand