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Niger facing famine, millions at risk: president

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Millions of people are threatened by famine in Niger, the new military ruler said yesterday in a message that contrasted starkly with...

Thousands protest Niger president’s grip on power

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More than 10 000 anti-government protesters gathered in Niger's capital calling on President Mamadou Tandja to reverse a constitutional reign that gave...

Over half Niger’s population faces hunger: report

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More than half of the population of Niger will go without food at some point this year, according to a leaked official...

End of Cameroon-Nigeria boundary dispute in sight

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Some 3000 pillars are being planted to demarcate the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. The UN-sponsored project will end next year. The representative...

Niger has “neutralised” armed group near Mali border

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Niger's military has "neutralised" an unidentified armed group it says killed seven soldiers and one civilian in clashes near the Mali border...

‘Shock’ US report due on attempted airline attack

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The White House was poised to release a report yesterday that top aides said will shock Americans about security lapses that allowed...

Obama ends benefits for Guinea, Madagascar and Niger

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President Barack Obama said he has terminated trade benefits for Guinea, Madagascar and Niger, three African countries where democratic progress is threatened...

Ten killed in Niger attacks: security sources

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Ten people including seven soldiers were killed during attacks by gunmen in Niger, security sources said last Saturday, adding to the week's...

Obama calls for more democracy in Niger

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US President Barack Obama has called for more democracy in the African state of Niger, whose President Mamadou Tandja is facing growing...

Niger aid frozen in constitution row: sources

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The United States has frozen $20 million in aid for Niger in protest at President Mamadou Tandja's moves to extend his time...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...