IMF poised to release $70 million in funding for Niger

The International Monetary Fund said Saturday it had reached a preliminary agreement with Niger on periodic reviews of several aid programs underway in the Sahel country, opening the door to…

Niger TV station sacks 36 staff for wage arrears strike

Popular private  television channel Canal 3 Niger has sacked 36 employees who went on a three-day strike to demand pay arrears. Those sacked on Tuesday include journalists, cameramen and technicians.…

Niger says US to submit plan to ‘disengage’ troops

Niger on Wednesday said the United States will shortly submit a proposal to “disengage” its soldiers from the country, after the regime said it was withdrawing from a 2012 cooperation…

US says Niger cooperation beneficial as it awaits answers

The United States on Monday described military ties with Niger, home to a major drone base, as mutually beneficial as it said it was awaiting clarification on an announcement severing…

Nigerians suffer along troubled border with Niger

Under the midday sun in northern Nigeria, three sisters trek across the border on their way to a wedding in Niger, carrying their babies on their backs. The 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometre)…

AU summit seeks to raise Africa’s voice on global stage

The African Union’s annual summit will open on Saturday against the backdrop of coups in Gabon and Niger and a political crisis in Senegal, posing challenges for the bloc as…

ECOWAS exit ‘carefully considered’ decision — Burkina PM

The withdrawal of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger from the West African bloc ECOWAS is a “carefully considered decision” in response to hopes for “total sovereignty”, Burkina’s prime minister has…

How ECOWAS will be affected as Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali exit bloc

The military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have announced their withdrawal from the West African bloc, ECOWAS, accusing it of posing a threat to their sovereignty. Some observers…

Burkina, Mali, Niger quit West African bloc ECOWAS

The military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger announced Sunday their immediate withdrawal from the West African bloc ECOWAS, saying it has become a threat to member states. The…

Niger PM slams ECOWAS after abortive talks

The prime minister appointed by Niger’s military regime on Thursday blasted regional grouping ECOWAS for “bad faith” over an abortive meeting largely shunned by the bloc. “Today, apart from Togo…