In Young Men’s African Exodus, Echoes of an Indian Family’s Journey
A Times reporter recalls how meeting people in Niger who were fleeing their old lives reminded her of her own family’s path, though under very different circumstances.
Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road on Fire’
The men and boys on the migrant trail out of countries like Niger and Mali say fickle rains and hotter days leave them no option but to risk their lives to gain a livelihood.
Niger Feels Ripple Effect of Boko Haram as Fears of Food Shortage Spread
The militants — who have stolen cattle, raided markets and uprooted farmers — have created a malnutrition crisis in Nigeria that could spill across borders.
Boko Haram Attacks Signal Resilience of ISIS and Its Branches
Renewed violence by a Boko Haram faction in Nigeria and Niger restores a deadly urgency to the conflict just as it seemed the militants were losing traction.
Gunmen Kidnap American Aid Worker in Niger and Kill 2
It is believed to be the first time an American citizen has been abducted in the Sahel region of Africa, where Al Qaeda and criminal gangs have targeted French nationals and other Europeans.
‘Catastrophic’ Conditions Reported in Camp for People Fleeing Boko Haram
Doctors Without Borders said nearly 200 people died of malnutrition and illness since May 23 in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram attacks have displaced millions.
The Breast Milk Gap
A subset of American babies fall behind with their first bottle.
After Years of Distrust, U.S. Military Reconciles With Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram
Nigeria’s new president has focused on eliminating corruption in the military and, although doubts remain, the U.S. is ready to sell 12 warplanes to Nigeria.
Malian Man Who Killed U.S. Diplomat Is Sentenced to 25 Years
Alhassane Mohamed, who shot William Bultemeier during a carjacking in Niger in 2000 and twice escaped custody in Africa, will serve his term in the United States.
Boko Haram and ISIS Are Collaborating More, U.S. Military Says
A weapons convoy believed to be from Islamic State fighters seized in an area devastated by Boko Haram raises alarm that the two are working to attack U.S. allies in Africa.
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