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Mali: 49 civilians, 15 soldiers die as terrorists attack boat, military base

At least 64 people, including 49 civilians, were killed as terrorists attacked an army base and a passenger boat on the Niger River in northern Mali on Thursday, media reports said.

Niger: IOM calls for humanitarian corridor to help stranded migrants

The UN migration agency (IOM) called on Friday for the setting up of a humanitarian corridor in Niger to enable voluntary returns of stranded migrants, after July’s military takeover triggered border & airspace closures

Niger spiralling into ‘protection crisis’ following takeover: UNHCR

New York: The political crisis in Niger has created uncertainty for scores of vulnerable displaced people, with restrictions on humanitarian operations limiting aid and protection, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

Gabon: Army officers say they seized power African country

A group of military officers appeared on national TV on Wednesday and announced they had seized power in Gabon, the Central African country where President Ali Bongo was deemed the winner in a recently contested election.

UN rights chief calls for immediate restoration of constitutional order in Niger

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, called on Friday for Niger’s democratically elected officials to be released “at once”, following their detention in the attempted coup last month.  In a statement released on Friday, Mr. Türk urged the generals to restore constitutional order immediately.

Terrorist attack in Niger claims life of 17 soldiers

Niamey/Niger/UNI: 17 soldiers were killed in an ambush by terrorists in West Niger's Tillaberi region on Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense of Niger's junta said Wednesday.

Niger: Guterres concerned about health and safety of detained President

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has voiced concern about the reported “deplorable living conditions” of the President of Niger in arbitrary detention, his spokesperson said in a note to journalists published on Wednesday evening.

Niger crisis could worsen insecurity throughout West Africa, UN envoy warns

New York: The security situation in wider West Africa could worsen unless the political crisis in Niger is resolved, the top UN official for the region said on Tuesday, underlining the need for peace.

UN envoy to continue efforts towards restoring constitutional order in Niger

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa has underlined the UN’s condemnation of the attempted coup in Niger, the global body said on Monday.

UN pledges to ‘remain engaged and committed’ amid Niger coup

New York: Humanitarian operations, development support and peace programmes in Niger continue in the wake of the military coup this week, the top UN official in the country said on Friday in a briefing to journalists in New York.

Niger: UN chief demands president’s immediate and unconditional release

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Thursday demanded the release of Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum “immediately and unconditionally”, as military officers continue to hold the democratically-elected leader captive after declaring a coup.

Guterres condemns apparent coup attempt in Niger

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attempted power grab in the West African nation of Niger, following reports that the democratically elected president is being held by some of his own guards inside his official residence.

Niger joins crucial UN transboundary water-sharing accord

New York: Niger announced on Thursday that it is to join a key UN water-sharing agreement with its Lake Chad neighbours in the increasingly drought-prone Sahel region.

Recognize ‘enormous challenges’ facing northern Nigeria to forge new hope, Guterres urges

New York: The “enormous challenges” faced by the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, which include a continuing terrorist insurgency, need to be recognized by the international community to create what the UN Secretary-General has called a “state of hope and a state of reality”, in a region which he said did not live up to its reputation for “terrorism, violence, displacement or despair.”

A refuge from terror in Niger, as UN Chief pledges to be voice for the displaced

New York: Rows of temporary shelters covered in sheeting which has been blanched by the sun and sand blasted by winds blend into the grey, dusty and parched environment. It’s midday, and temperatures have reached a punishingly hot and dry 44 degrees Celsius (111 F).