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Rights group calls for probe as video shows Niger soldiers running over and killing wounded alleged Boko Haram fighters with US-manufactured armored vehicles

A video from Niger shows government soldiers in a military vehicle running over and killing two alleged Boko Haram fighters who appear unarmed and wounded, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.The video, which the...

Buhari commiserates with Nigerien minister over death of minister of Employment and Labour Mohammed Ben Omar

President Muhammadu Buhari has telephoned Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou to commiserate with him on the death of his Minister of Employment and Labour Mohammed Ben Omar.President Buhari also extended heartfelt condolences to...

IMF approves disbursement of $114.49 million to Niger to respond to COVID-19 economic consequences

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday approved the disbursement of $114.49 million to Niger to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic economic ramifications.The money, to be drawn...

Nigeria’s Buhari phones Niger’s Issoufou to express sadness over terror attack that left scores of soldiers dead

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening spoke to Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on the telephone to commiserate with him, the government and people of Niger Republic, over the terrorist attack of January 9, 2020, in...

Belittled by Trump, France’s Macron finds his muscles in Africa, summons five leaders with tone used in colonial era

U.S. President Donald Trump may not be loved in most countries in Africa the same way Barack Obama or Bill Clinton was, but his constant criticisms of France and other European nations which are unable to...

IMF approves payment of $19.5 million to Niger, part of $163.6 million loan secured in 2017 and 2018 under extended credit facility

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of $19.5 million to Niger, part of $163.6 million loan secured in 2017 and augmented in 2018 under extended credit facility.An...

MASSACRE: Over 50 fishermen beheaded by Boko Haram in Lake Chad region

At least 50 fishermen have been beheaded by Boko Haram around Lake Chad region, a Cameroonian newspaper reported on Friday.Details of the massacre remain sketchy, but...

Condemnation as terrorists massacre 67 soldiers in Niger, 34 remain missing

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack in Inates, western region of Niger Republic, near the Mali border, which resulted in the killing of 67 military personnel, with 34 people still unaccounted.

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