A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.
Nigerian Journalist Detained Over Critical Article He Didn't Write
[CPJ] LomÃ© -Nigerian authorities should immediately release Timothy Elombah, editor of the news website Elombah, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces arrested the journalist at his home in Nnewi, a city in Anambra state, on January 1, 2018, according to his lawyer, Obunike Ohaegbu, and media reports.
Christmas in Niger Republic
[Daily Trust] This year, we are spending the holiday season in Niger to travel and see old friends and catch up with events in the country. We spent a lot of time with friends in the NGO - Alternative Citizen Spaces (Alternative Espace Citoyens) led by Moussa Tchangari.
Bring Back Our Trees - the Forest Communities Fighting Climate Change
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Around the world local people are restoring forests, boosting their incomes and sucking carbon from the atmosphere
French President Emmanuel Macron Visits Counterterrorism Troops in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] President Emmanuel Macron has visited French counterterrorism troops based in Niger who are tackling extremists in the Sahel. He stressed the need for development programs to tackle the root causes of extremism.
Buhari Cancels Trip to Niger
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari did not eventually fly to Niger Republic as scheduled yesterday, where he had been billed to attend the 59th independence anniversary of the country in Tahoua.
Former Boko Haram Fighters Wait for Rehabilitation Facility
[VOA] The multinational joint task force fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria says it will hold some 200 former terrorists until Cameroon can construct a rehabilitation center where they will be socially integrated before returning to their communities. The ex-terrorists are currently at the barracks of the multinational joint task force in Mora, on Cameroon's northern border with Nigeria.
Buhari Attends Republic Proclamation in Niger Today
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari will today attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger.