At the end of 2022, Niger's army said it was highly satisfied with its military cooperation with France against the terrorist threat, unlike its neighbours in Mali and Burkina Faso. Of the countries located in the tri-border area – the most dangerous region of the Sahel – Niger is the only one that wants to keep the French military on its soil. This aid takes the form of Operation Almahaou.
The White House has said an American aid worker who was kidnapped in the West African nation more than six years ago has been released from custody.
In Niger, terrorists are threatening the future of education in already-insecure regions. Many schools in remote villages have been forced close and transfer their students to larger, more secure towns.
26 Sep 2022
Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum granted an interview to FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman and RFI's Christophe Boisbouvier on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Bazoum expressed concern about the worsening security situation in Mali and the jihadist threat hanging over the Malian town of Ménaka in the wake of France's military withdrawal.
3 Sep 2022
A technique to induce rain is helping to fight drought in Niger. Farmers seem satisfied, but flooding in some parts of the country caused material damage and even loss of lives.
30 Jul 2022
A Niger woman has built a successful 100% natural cosmetics range by harnessing the power of local fruits and vegetables.
25 May 2022
Water sports aren't popular in Niger, due to a lack of facilities. But the Niger River has become the new hot spot for water sports enthusiasts. Be it swimming or dugout races — young people love the competition.
11 May 2022
Germany is set to draw down its EU deployment in Mali and increase its UN deployment. France is withdrawing from Mali amid friction with the military junta there.
25 Apr 2022
Lawmakers in Niger have given the green light to a bill that will pave the way for more foreign troops to deploy on its territory to help fight jihadist insurgents.
24 Apr 2022
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said urgent action is needed to combat hunger amid rising food prices and the devastating impact of climate change in Niger and other areas of the troubled Sahel region.
20 Mar 2022
In Niger’s capital, environmental activist Abdel Aziz Mounkaila wants to see Niamey put on a "green" path which would include getting more trees planted and using more sustainable construction methods.
18 Feb 2022
President Mohamed Bazoum says Niger will welcome foreign special forces to secure the region. He said threats from the militant groups would likely rise as France pulls its troops out of Mali.