Niger is a migration hub for those trying to reach Europe through Libya, as well as a laboratory for Europe’s remote control migration policy. As efforts to keep people from travelling to Europe step up, the effects are seen on the ground in Agadez, Niger.
Niger is a major transit country for migrants wanting to reach Europe. The EU wants to make it one of the so-called « hotspots » where migration flows towards Europe can be processed. euronews reporter Valérie Gauriat investigated on the field.
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Niger has been increasingly playing a pivotal role in the global struggle against jihadism since the terrorist threat has been quickly shifting from the middle-east to Africa.
Analysts say the use of armed Reaper drones on the continent of Africa signals a shift in policy for the United States.
The German chancellor is on the second leg of a three-country African tour which started in Mali and will finish in Ethiopia.
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Charred corpses littered the streets of a village in north-eastern Nigeria after an attack by Boko Haram extremists Saturday night.
A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber has killed at least 25 people in northern Nigeria. The attack on a local government building at Zaria in Kaduna
At least five people have been killed and six churches attacked in Niger in fresh anti-Charlie protests
Hundreds take part in violent anti-Charlie Hebdo demonstrations in Niger's capital
The prime minister of Niger has appealed for international help to confront a looming food crisis compounded by thousands of refugees who have
Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 have been giving fans a taste of their new album with the release of the video for the opening track ‘IMF’.
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 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
Four French hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda’s north African wing three years ago in Niger have been
President Francois Hollande announced
Save The Children has produced a major new report on preventable child deaths worldwide, which ranks the safest and least safe countries in which to
There are fears that militant violence in West Africa is spreading after a double suicide attack in Niger which left more than 20 people dead, mostly
Islamist suicide bombers have struck at an army barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger.
In Agadez in the north, at least 20 soldiers were
Two suicide bombers have struck Northern Niger, injuring at least 16 people. A subsequent gunbattle with suspected Islamist militants has claimed the
Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to pay unspecified damages to one farmer in Nigeria for loss of income.
The ruling comes after a court at the
Nigeria has declared a state of emergency in northern areas plagued by a deadly Islamist insurgency.
It comes a week after militants from the Boko
Some 25 people have been killed after suspected radical Islamists bombed a drinking spot in Maiduguri in Nigeria.
The military says it suspects the
Al-Qaeda’s North African wing on Wednesday released a video of four French hostages kidnapped in Niger last year.
It shows a series of stills of
In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan says that the post-election violence “was not a spontaneous reaction”. The Red Cross says that tens of