Gulf Times - Niger
200 killed in African floods

200 killed in African floods

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan, the UN and local authorities said Friday.

Gunmen kill six French tourists, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen kill six French tourists, their driver and guide in Niger

Six French tourists and their Nigerien tour guide and driver were killed by gunmen in Niger on Sunday, AFP reported, citing a local governor.

Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Twenty people, many of them women and children, were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, sources said.

11 civilians killed in militant attacks in Niger

11 civilians killed in militant attacks in Niger

At least 11 civilians had been killed in two separate attacks in Niger, which is struggling to contain a wave of militant violence, officials said Saturday.

63 'terrorists', 25 others killed in Niger army base attack

63 'terrorists', 25 others killed in Niger army base attack

Heavily armed assailants stormed a military base in Niger on Thursday killing 25 people and leading to fierce clashes that killed 63 "terrorists", the defence ministry said

Toll from Niger tanker truck blast rises to 60

Toll from Niger tanker truck blast rises to 60

The death toll from a tanker truck explosion near the international airport in Niger's capital, Niamey, has risen to 60, authorities said Tuesday.

Boko Haram abduct dozen girls in southern Niger

Boko Haram abduct dozen girls in southern Niger

Suspected members of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram abducted around a dozen girls in raids on several border villages in southeastern Niger, a local councillor and an NGO said Saturday.

Eight killed as gunmen attack French drilling camp in Niger

Eight killed as gunmen attack French drilling camp in Niger

Seven employees of a French mineral and water drilling firm and a local official were killed early Thursday when gunmen attacked their site in southeastern Niger, the company said.

Niger floods leave 22 dead and thousands homeless

Niger floods leave 22 dead and thousands homeless

Twenty-two people are dead and thousands have been left homeless in Niger after torrential rains caused heavy flooding, authorities said.

Female suicide bombers kill 10 in Niger mosque attack

Female suicide bombers kill 10 in Niger mosque attack

Three female suicide bombers blew up a mosque overnight in Niger's southeastern city of Diffa, killing 10 worshippers who had gathered after the breaking their Ramadan fast, an army spokesman said.

15 militants killed in Timbuktu attack, says France

15 militants killed in Timbuktu attack, says France

Around 15 militants have been killed in an attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali's historic city of Timbuktu, the French military told AFP on Sunday.

Five killed by Boko Haram in Niger attack

Five killed by Boko Haram in Niger attack

At least five civilians were killed and several others wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, according to local sources.