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U.S. special forces frees American citizen held in Nigeria

American citizen kidnapped by armed men who rode on bikes in Southern Niger this past week has been rescued in a U.S. military operation in neighbouring Nigeria, U.S. officials said SaturdayForces including Navy SEALs rescued 27-year-old Philip Walton, who...

American citizen kidnapped in Niger republic

An American citizen was kidnapped near the town of Birnin Konni in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday morning, three security sources and a local official stated.The details of the kidnapping were not immediately clear, and no...

Islamic States claims August killing of French aid workers in Niger

ReutersIslamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve in Niger on Aug. 9, according to a statement published by the SITE Intelligence Group...

Nigerien rights defenders now in detention for over 6 months

It is now six months since three human rights defenders were jailed in Niger simply for participating in peaceful protests calling for an investigation into allegations of the misuse of funds by the Ministry of Defence.CIVICUS, Amnesty International, Publish...

Over 226,000 displaced, 45 killed by flooding in Niger rep.

Flooding from heavy rains in Niger has killed at least 45 people this week and forced more than 226,000 from their homes, Niger republic officials said Friday said on Friday.Niger’s western region has been hardest hit by days of...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, officials said.The group was attacked in a giraffe reserve just 65 km (40 miles) from...

120 jihadists killed in a joint operation by French and Nigerien army

A joint operation by Nigerien and French troops in southwest Niger killed 120 "terrorists" and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles, the country's defence ministry said Friday.As of February 20 "120 terrorists have been neutralised" in the operation in the...

Niger president sacks army chief after a string of heavy casualties

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has replaced the head of the army after two of the country’s deadliest attacks in living memory killed at least 160 soldiers and prompted a rethink in the battle against jihadist groups, the government said.Ahmed...

Niger’s Hama Amadou returns to jail ahead of 2020 presidential bid

Niger’s main opposition leader Hama Amadou is back behind bars after returning home from three years exile in France with the intention of completing his sentence before running for president, his lawyer said.Amadou’s return could reignite tensions between the...
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Firmin Ngrebada Central African Republic’s PM announces resignation

The prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada, announced on Thursday that his government had tendered...
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