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ISS: What makes women resist violent extremism in Mali and Niger?

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Investing in girls’ education from an early age is essential for building their resilience and financial independence. Research has shown why women join violent extremist groups in...

Niger acquiring Hurkus trainers, TB2 UAVs

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Turkey will supply Hurkus turboprop light attack/trainer aircraft and Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as armoured vehicles to Niger, according to...

France asks Burkina to help resolve issues with military convoy

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France has asked the president of Burkina Faso to intervene after a convoy of French troops was stopped en route to Niger on Friday...

Niger raid leaves 25 dead

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Unidentified gunmen killed at least 25 people in southwest Niger, officials said, the latest deadly raid along the country’s border with Mali. Attackers on motorcycles...

School children die in fire

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At least 25 schoolchildren died on Monday when a straw and wood classroom was engulfed in a fire in southern Niger, authorities said. The students,...

Gunmen kill 11 soldiers in southwest Niger

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Unidentified gunmen killed 11 soldiers defending a village in a remote part of southwest Niger where Islamist militants operate, the defence ministry said on...

69 killed in attack in southwest Niger, says government

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Gunmen killed 69 people including a mayor in an attack in a remote area of southwest Niger, the interior minister said on Thursday, part...

Armed men kill ten civilians in northern Burkina Faso

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Ten people were killed in an attack in northern Burkina Faso on Monday morning, and four others were missing, a government source and a...

Gunmen kill 18 at mosque in northern Nigeria’s Niger state -residents

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Armed men on motorbikes killed at least 18 people at a mosque in Niger state in northern Nigeria, two residents told Reuters on Monday. The...

Nigerien forces receive river patrol training

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Nigerien forces recently received special training in river-based patrolling on the Niger River. The training by a mobile team from the US Naval Small Craft...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...