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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...

Boko Haram attack kills 16 soldiers in southern Niger

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Hundreds of Islamist Boko Haram militants attacked a military post in southern Niger overnight, killing 16 soldiers and wounding nine more, the defence ministry...

Aerostat to protect German base in Niger

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The German Bundeswehr has placed a €21 million order with Rheinmetall for an aerostat-based area reconnaissance system for protecting a forward operating base in...

Gunmen kill at least 16 in latest Niger village attack

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At least 16 people have been killed in an attack on a village in southwestern Niger where Islamist militants have repeatedly massacred civilians this...

Death toll from Burkina Faso attack rises to 80

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The death toll from an attack on civilians and the military in northern Burkina Faso has risen to 80 people, the government said in...

At least 51 killed in Mali village raids, district official says

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At least 51 people were killed when Islamist militants raided three villages in central Mali near the border with Niger, a district administrator said...

Fifteen soldiers killed in Niger ambush, ministry says

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Fifteen soldiers were killed as a result of an ambush in southwestern Niger on Saturday, the country’s defence ministry said, blaming the attack on...

Armed men kill 14 in latest west Niger village attack

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Armed men on motorbikes killed 14 people in a part of western Niger where Islamist militants have repeatedly massacred civilians this year, the Interior...

ISS: Could kidnapping for ransom open the door to terrorism in...

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The government must nip the problem in the bud before violent extremists use abduction to their advantage. Fears are mounting that kidnapping for ransom could...

Nineteen civilians killed in western Niger, mayor says

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Armed assailants killed 19 villagers in western Niger near the border with Mali, where Islamist militants have increasingly targeted civilians this year, the mayor...

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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...