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US delivers military equipment to Niger

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The United States has delivered an initial batch of military equipment to Niger as part of efforts to strengthen the G5 Sahel group’s fight...

ISS: Could alternative justice help counter-terrorism?

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Mali, Niger and Nigeria are under pressure to stop the ongoing terrorist attacks in their countries. How to achieve this is the critical question....

Islamic State claims it killed 28 Nigerien soldiers

Islamic State’s West African branch claimed responsibility for an ambush that killed 28 soldiers this week in Niger, as the militant group seeks to...

US hands over command and control centre to Niger

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The United States government has handed over a $16.5 million command and control centre to the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) to assist it in...

ISS: Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Liptako-Gourma

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States in the Liptako-Gourma region – including Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – are imposing restrictive measures to try to quell the growing threat...

Eritrean refugees flown to Niger from Libya

A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flow from Libyan capital Tripoli to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)...

Niger troops kill 280 plus Boko Haram fighters

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Troops and air strikes killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since the Niger government started an operation against the group last week, the...

Successful Niger joint operation against militants

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French and Nigerien troops killed around 15 Islamist militants in a joint air and ground operation in south west Niger, France's armed forces and...

Girls kidnapped in Niger

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Armed men kidnapped 15 girls overnight in south-eastern Niger, a local mayor said. Boukar Mani Orthe, mayor of Toumour in Niger's Diffa...

Niger well attack leaves eight dead

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Armed men killed eight people in a late night attack on French drilling company Foraco's water well site in south-eastern Niger. "A...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...