NIGER

Between two seasons of hunger

<b>Phillippe Latour</b> travels to the Zinder region, in eastern Niger, to talk to communities most affected by bad harvests and malaria.

Big turnout urged as Niger votes for new leader

Niger's junta leader called on voters to turn out massively Monday to close the door on military rule by electing a new, civilian president.

French hostages in Niger killed in ‘cold blood’

Suspected al-Qaeda kidnappers killed two young French hostages in 'cold blood' during a failed rescue operation in the deserts of Niger.

Too little, too late for Niger

This is the front line of what has been called "Africa's world war". More than five-million people have died, mainly from hunger and disease.

Niger: Animal graveyards and a struggle for survival

Tens of thousands of animals across Niger have died in the last few months; literally starving to death.

Niger’s markets are full yet famine shadows dusty roads

Expensive imports and aid remain out of reach for 12-million people facing country's worst food crisis in years.

WFP scales up food aid to drought-stricken Niger

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is nearly doubling aid operations in Niger to feed eight million people who have been affected by a severe drought.

Niger Junta arrests ex-ministers for alleged plot

Niger's military junta has arrested a dozen close aides of former president Mamadou Tandja for allegedly plotting against the new authorities.

Zuma condemns Niger coup

President Jacob Zuma on Friday condemned the military coup in Niger, which he said posed a security threat to the region.

African Union condemns Niger coup

African Union chief Jean Ping on Friday condemned the military coup in Niger and said he was following developments "with concern".

Niger president seized in military coup

Mutinous troops led by an army colonel captured Niger's President Mamadou Tandja on Thursday, and said they were suspending the Constitution.

Gunfire erupts in Niger capital in apparent coup bid

Smoke was seen rising from the presidential palace amid heavy gunfire in Niger's capital, Niamey, on Thursday in an apparent coup attempt.

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