Niger’s presidential election heads to February runoff
06 January 2021 | 7:00 am
A former interior minister is tipped to succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou. Niger is attempting its first peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from France 60 years ago.
6 Aug 2021
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10 Aug 2021
Days before the upcoming presidential elections taking place in Zambia on Thursday, incumbent leader Edgar Lungu inaugurated a new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The sprawling new Chinese-funded and built expansion is a centerpiece to Lungu’s re-election bid, which pits him against veteran Hakainde Hichilema, who is running for a sixth time. With the same two candidates running as in 2016, it's likely to be a close race.
14 Aug 2021
The government of Niger is encouraging thousands of people who have been in exile for years to return home. An estimated 130,000 people have been forced to flee due to attacks by Boko Haram and criminals in Diffa, in southeastern Niger.
12 Aug 2021
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16 Aug 2021
A veteran opposition leader and former businessman, President-elect Hakainde Hichilema is now faced with turning around Zambia's debt-laden economy.
17 Aug 2021
Lusaka residents react on the streets of the capital after Zambian business tycoon and veteran opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema scored a landslide victory in bitterly-contested presidential elections.
18 Aug 2021
The attack left 14 children dead as the assailants reportedly "shot at anything that moved." It's the latest attack in near Niger's border with Mali.
29 Aug 2021
Chilean senate head and centre-left candidate, Yasna Provoste, meets with supporters in Santiago as the countdown to the presidential election in November begins. A handful of other rallies were also held in the capital.
15 Sep 2021
Thousands of people have died and tens of thousands have fled their homes in Niger's Tillaberi region, which is being ravaged by terrorist attacks. Now, the attackers are increasingly targeting children.
25 Sep 2021
Two laps of 5 km and a winner aged only 10 years old: the Ingall camel race in the north of Niger is the flagship event of the "Salt Cure" festival, a great celebration of Saharan pastoralism trapped in the jihadist conflict in the region.
9 Oct 2021
From the outside, it doesn't look like much: a two-storey building with a logo in the dusty streets of Agadez in northern Niger. But there has been plenty happening inside the building at Air Info -- an ambitious media outlet that has been breaking exclusives in the Sahara Desert.
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Hundreds of Pakistanis studying in Ukraine were brought home after Russia invaded the Eastern European country. Now they can neither go back nor find a place in local universities.
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