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Nigerian state government confirms 136 children abducted in Niger state

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Gunmen abducted 136 students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday, a state official said on Wednesday, lower...

Boko Haram militants kill eight in southeastern Niger, says defence ministry

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Insurgents from the Islamist group Boko Haram killed four soldiers and four civilians in an attack on Niger's southeastern desert town of Diffa, the...

Gunmen kill 15 soldiers in attack in southwest Niger

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Unidentified gunmen killed 15 soldiers and wounded four more on Tuesday in an attack on an army post in southwest Niger, the ministry of...

Attackers kill 16 soldiers in southwest Niger

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Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers and wounded six others in an ambush in southwest Niger, two security sources said on Sunday. The attack on...

ISS: Security crisis in Lake Chad Basin erodes women’s livelihoods

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Traders in Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon aren’t asking for water but protection and access to credit. The Boko Haram crisis in the Lake Chad...

ISS: Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

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Whether voluntary or forced, women play a central role in the operations of violent extremist groups. Women play complex and nuanced roles in violent extremism...

Mambas join G5 Sahel efforts in Niger

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Sixteen Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have joined the G5 Sahel Joint Force in northern Niger as part of efforts to combat terrorism, transnational...

First-ever West Africa Joint Operations exercise a good step towards prosecuting...

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The US Bureau of Diplomatic Security held the first-ever West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise on 29 March 2021. The exercise was aimed at connecting...

Chad arrests soldiers accused of rapes in Niger

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Chad’s government said on Saturday that soldiers accused of at least three rapes in Niger, including that of an 11-year-old girl, have been arrested...

Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

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A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the...

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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...