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Attack on Niger presidency repelled ahead of handover

A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital Niamey overnight but it was pushed back by heavy gunfire and order...

US Reaper UAV crashes on landing at airport in Niamey

An unarmed U.S. Reaper drone crashed on landing at the main airport in the capital of Niger on Monday, damaging the runway...

Thousands join opposition protest in Niger capital

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets on Sunday in Niger's capital Niamey to demand that authorities respect civil liberties, following...

Dozens injured, arrested in Niger student protests

At least a dozen students were injured and around 20 others arrested when hundreds of students, angered by delays in payment of...

Niger arrests 30 in hunt for Sahara migrant traffickers

Niger has arrested around 30 people, including defense and security personnel, as part of a crackdown on human traffickers after the bodies...