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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...

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...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...