NIAMEY Mohamed Bazoum said he would make education and security a priority as he took over as president of Niger on Friday, inheriting a state racked by political tension and an Islamist insurgency that has killed more than 300 people this year.
NIAMEY A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger's capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the government said on Wednesday, days before the country's first democratic handover of power. | Video
NIAMEY (Reuters) -A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger's capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the government said on Wednesday, days before the country's first democratic handover of power. | Video
NIAMEY Ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum was declared the winner of Niger's presidential election on Tuesday while his opponent alleged fraud and opposition supporters burned tyres in the streets. | Video
NIAMEY Seven poll workers were killed during Niger's presidential vote on Sunday when their vehicle struck a landmine, an election official said, marring a day meant to usher in the country's first democratic transition of power.
NIAMEY The ruling party's candidate in Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, will enter Sunday's presidential run-off vote as the heavy favourite to succeed outgoing Mahamadou Issoufou, whose policies to combat Islamist violence and widespread poverty he has vowed to continue.
NIAMEY Niger began counting the votes on Sunday from an election that is expected to lead to the West African nation's first transfer of power between two democratically elected presidents. | Video
NIAMEY In a year marked by setbacks for West African democracy, Niger is poised to hold an election on Sunday that will lead to the country's first transition of power between two freely elected presidents.
NIAMEY Six gunmen on motorbikes with AK-47 assault rifles kidnapped an American man from his home on the edge of a rural village in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday, multiple sources said.
NIAMEY Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey - one of about 760,000 people hit by severe flooding in recent weeks in parts of West and Central Africa.