Forces Conduct Unauthorized Search of UN Main Base

[Deutsche Welle] Nigerian forces raided the UN’s compound in Maiduguri, the epicenter of a conflict with Islamist group Boko Haram. The search could hurt the already fragile relationship between the military and the world body.

[Deutsche Welle] Nigerian forces raided the UN's compound in Maiduguri, the epicenter of a conflict with Islamist group Boko Haram. The search could hurt the already fragile relationship between the military and the world body.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Fear of Boko Haram Drives Thousands to Flee From Niger to Chad

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Fear of Boko Haram attacks has driven at least 7,000 people from Niger to seek refuge in Chad in the last week, and thousands more may cross the border if the violence escalates, the United Nations said.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Fear of Boko Haram attacks has driven at least 7,000 people from Niger to seek refuge in Chad in the last week, and thousands more may cross the border if the violence escalates, the United Nations said.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

How Jobs Can Help Niger Win the War Against Boko Haram

[IRIN] Demobilising ex-combatants as part of a peace deal is hard to do at the best of times. But increasingly – from Kenya to Somalia – it’s being tried in the middle of ongoing anti-insurgency conflicts, which adds a whole new level of complication.

[IRIN] Demobilising ex-combatants as part of a peace deal is hard to do at the best of times. But increasingly - from Kenya to Somalia - it's being tried in the middle of ongoing anti-insurgency conflicts, which adds a whole new level of complication.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Boko Haram Ups Its Pressure On Niger

[IRIN] There has been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram violence in Niger’s southeastern Diffa region, adding to the caseload of an already underfunded humanitarian crisis.

[IRIN] There has been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram violence in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, adding to the caseload of an already underfunded humanitarian crisis.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

UN Agency Saves 600 Stranded Migrants in Sahara Desert, but 52 Dead in Niger

[UN News] The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive.

[UN News] The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger