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Islamic State claims responsibility for killing 33 Malian soldiers

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Islamic State’s West Africa affiliate claimed responsibility on Sunday for an ambush last week that killed 33 Malian soldiers, according to a statement published...

Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers in ambush, 11 others missing

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Eleven Malian soldiers were killed and 11 more are missing after Islamist militants ambushed a patrol in the desert north, the army said on...

Armed men attack passenger convoy and village in Niger, killing 58

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Armed men in southwestern Niger killed at least 58 people when they intercepted a convoy returning from a weekly market and attacked a nearby...

Seventeen tonnes of cannabis resin bound for Libya seized in Niger

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Niger police have seized a record 17 tonnes of cannabis resin worth around $37 million in a shipment originating in Lebanon and bound for...

Deadly protests rock Niger over contested election result

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Supporters of the losing presidential candidate in Niger set several buildings on fire, burnt tyres and threw rocks at the police on Thursday, as...

Seven poll workers killed by landmine as Niger votes in presidential...

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Seven poll workers were killed during Niger’s presidential vote on Sunday when their vehicle struck a landmine, an election official said, marring a day...

At least 18 killed in attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali

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Suspected Islamists killed at least 18 people in attacks in northern Burkina Faso and central Mali on Wednesday and Thursday, government and security sources...

US Gray Eagle UAV make emergency landing in Niger

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A missile-armed US Africa Command (Africom) MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made an emergency landing in Niger over the weekend. Photos on Twitter...

ISS: Boko Haram blocks Lake Chad trade routes

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Terrorism has disrupted a thriving regional trade hub sustained by generations of boat drivers. The Boko Haram insurgency has had devastating consequences on Lake Chad...

Nigerien C-130 arrives home from the United States

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Niger’s Air Force has officially taken delivery of a C-130H Hercules transport aircraft from the United States. It was accepted in a ceremony on 4...

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Defence Directorate Corporate Communications mum on Shoke retirement tour

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The communicators in the national defence force have done it again, shooting themselves in the proverbial foot, just over a month after defenceWeb asked...
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