It is believed to be the first such attack on westerners in the area, a popular tourist attraction in the former French colony thanks to its unique population of giraffes
African Union summit: Continent leaders to meet and sign landmark free trade agreement, discuss looming migration crisis
African leaders will meet on Sunday in Niger for the African Union (AU) summit, to sign a landmark free trade agreement and to discuss looming security and migration crises on the continent. Nigeria's chief trade negotiator, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, said President Muhammadu Buhari would sign the landmark agreement, 'opening Africa up to abundant opportunities'. The AU estimates that implementing the AfCFTA will lead to a 60 percent boost in intra-African trade by 2022.
Nigeria floods: 199 people killed, 286,119 homeless after Niger and Benue rivers overflow, says disaster management agency
A national disaster has been declared in Nigeria's Kogi, where the Niger and Benue rivers meet, along with Delta and Anambra in the south.
Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region crosses 500; UN says more than six million people at risk of disease
The Lake Chad region straddles parts of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, which are all facing the crisis of a cholera outbreak.
Nigeria flooding: National disaster declared after 100 die; president releases $8.3 million for relief materials
Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country's main relief agency said on Tuesday.
Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya's coast in early September, says Doctors Without Borders report; survivors suffer fuel burns
More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya earlier this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors.
Mohamed Salah scores twice, creates two assists and misses two penalties as Egypt thrash Niger in AFCON qualifier
Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah scored twice and missed two penalties as Egypt made a dream debut under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre by crushing Niger 6-0 Saturday in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
Boko Haram kills 30 Nigerian soldiers in raid; sources say militants seized military base in Borno state
Boko Haram has intensified attacks on military targets in Nigeria of late, in an attempt to undermine repeated claims that the militants had been defeated.
Torrential rains in Niger have caused heavy floods. 22 people were killed and over 45,000 people are displaced
Boko Haram attack in southeastern Niger: Ten soldiers killed, four others missing after strike on military camp
An attack on NIger's military camp by Boko Haram killed 10 soldiers, injured three and four others have gone missing
Algeria abandoned over 13,000 migrants including pregnant women and children in Sahara Desert over past 14 months
Over 13,000 migrants, including children and pregnant women have been asked to walk out of Algeria to the Sahara Desert by the Algerian government
At least 31 loggers are believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram jihadists after they went missing in northeast Nigeria, security sources said
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a cafe in Cameroon's far north region Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding 28 others, witnesses told AFP.
Mali's prime minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Saturday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.
France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the United Nations refugee agency
Donald Trump made me cry, says widow of US soldier; asserts president 'couldn't remember my husband's name'
President Donald Trump struggled to remember the name of the US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger when he called the man's widow for condolences, the woman told ABC on Monday
Ghana had been beaten 1-0 by Mali in the final of the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations, and they would be determined to avenge that loss.
Ghana, who were the rightful winners of Group A, might have felt the heat in the early stages of the game but prevailed at the right time to set up yet another mouthwatering all-African contest with last edition's runner-up, Mali.
Donald Trump tells US soldier's widow her husband 'knew what he signed up for', claims Democratic Congresswoman
President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman.