Niger locals battle deadly floods to save homes | AFP

Exceptionally high water levels in the river Niger are causing severe flooding for people who live along its banks in the Niger capital Niamey. Many have fled their homes after seeing attempts to slow the rising water with sand barriers come to nothing.

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African Union member states gather in Niamey to talk free-trade deal | AFP

The African Union gathers in Niamey, capital of Niger, for a summmit which the organisation hopes will pave the way towards a continent-wide free trade agreement. The AU envisions a free trade zone driving economic integration across a single African market of 1.2 billion people, expected to reach 2.5 billion by 2050. IMAGES

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Angela Merkel begins tour of Sahel region in Burkina Faso

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is greeted by Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Ouagadougou. She is at the start of a tour of the Sahel region that will see her pass through Niger and Mali. IMAGES

Cameroon: 187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms

Some 187 Cameroonian former members of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram voluntarily return to their country from Nigeria. They were taken to the base of the Multinational Joint Task Force, set up by Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

A new migrant crisis is unfolding in Niger

Under a 2015 deal with the EU Niger halts the migrant flow in exchange for aid. Once a thriving city of Agadez faces dramatic economy reduction.

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US announces its armed drones now operate in Niger

The U.S. has confirmed its armed drones have been operating in the west African country of Niger for more than 6 months now.

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Report: Multiple Failures Led to Niger Attack

The Pentagon said Thursday multiple failures are to blame for the Niger ambush that killed four U.S. service members last October, including insufficient training and preparation as well as lack of proper command approval for the mission. (May 10)

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