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Why More Migrants Are Dying in the Sahara
Niger’s E.U.-funded crackdown on smuggling is pushing desperate people to attempt more hazardous desert routes.
Escaping Boko Haram, Women and Children on the Road to Nowhere: A 360 View
People fleeing Boko Haram have made their homes along the road, waiting for an end to the violence.
An Expansive View of a Forgotten People
One of the largest photo displays in Times history, of people who have fled Boko Haram, required an effort just as immense.
Fleeing Boko Haram, Thousands Cling to a Road to Nowhere
Times journalists spent weeks documenting the stories of people living along a desert highway in Niger, interviewing more than 100 residents scattered by Boko Haram.
The Road to Nowhere
People seeking safety from Boko Haram — many of them women and children — are living along a highway in Niger, struggling to survive.
New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day
A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
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.
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