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Niger launches telephone hotline to fight corruption

Niger's government has launched a telephone hotline through which citizens can call to report the corrupt practices which have undermined the economy...

Niger arrests ten after foiled coup

Niger security forces arrested ten soldiers for trying to overthrow the government last month, President Mahamadou Issoufou said late in his first...

Libyan crisis hammering Niger economy – president

The conflict in Libya has cost Niger billions in lost revenues from taxes on trade and stemmed the flow of remittances from...

Bombs kill 25 at Nigerian drinking spot – sources

Suspected members of a radical Islamist sect threw bombs at a drinking spot in Nigeria's northeastern town of Maiduguri killing around 25...

Two die in Niger clash with Sahel bandits – officials

Two people died following a clash between security forces and bandits in northern Niger, where al Qaeda's North African wing operates alongside...

UN ups aid appeal for Niger as hunger grows

Humanitarian groups led by U.N. agency OCHA called for more aid for the West African state of Niger, citing a growing risk...

Libya to send 260 prisoners home to Niger

Libya is allowing more than 260 prisoners from neighbouring Niger to return home, Libyan state news agency Jana reported. Some international organisations...

Niger raises severe hunger forecast, seeks more aid

Niger's government needs another 45 billion CFA francs in food aid after a new survey found 500 000 more people than previously...

Niger junta sets up anti-corruption team to recover cash

Niger's military junta has set up a financial commission tasked with fighting corruption and recovering money owed to the uranium-producing West African...

Al Qaeda claims kidnap of French man in Niger: TV

Al Qaeda's North Africa wing claimed responsibility for kidnapping a French man last month in northern Niger, Al Jazeera television said, citing...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...