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Unknown gunmen kidnap US aid worker in Niger

Unknown gunmen abducted a US aid worker in central Niger, interior minister of the West African nation said Saturday.

Merkel pledges 17 million euros in aid to Niger to curb migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Monday in Niger for the second leg of a three-day Africa tour, during which she has stressed the need for more security and better living conditions on the...

Merkel pushes for better investment in Africa to slow migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for better conditions for private investment in African countries in order to combat the economic causes of migration.

22 killed in attack on refugee camp in Niger

Twenty-two soldiers have been killed in an attack on a camp of Malian refugees in Niger, the government said Friday.

Need for peace and security before Niger can develop, president says

Niger's presidential election passed without incident on Sunday with President Mahamadou Issoufou saying the country, which is fighting Islamist insurgents on multiple fronts, will need peace and ...

UN: 1 million children forced out of school in west, central Africa

In Nigeria alone, approximately 600 teachers have been killed since the start of the Boko Haram insurgency, according to UNICEF.