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Mali conflict: at least 51 people killed in attack by suspected jihadists
Militants attacked three villages near Niger border in latest in wave of civilian massacres in Sahel region

Emmanuel Akinwotu

09, Aug, 2021 @12:24 PM

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Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa
Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militants’ position across much of continent

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Almost 30 million will need aid in Sahel this year as crisis worsens, UN warns
Armed conflicts, the climate crisis and Covid-19 are contributing to chronic risk of food insecurity in the region, says Unocha report

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

28, Apr, 2021 @3:34 PM

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A little girl climbing the tree of life: Luis Tato’s best photograph
‘She climbed to the top unaided, to collect leaves for her family’s dinner. The tastiest ones are usually higher up’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

21, Apr, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Can Niger continue to beat the odds with its democratic progress?
Analysis: The world’s poorest country has successfully organised a smooth transition of power. Could other Sahel countries follow?

Vava Tampa

04, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Will Macron's new commission face up to all of France's colonial atrocities? | Femi Nylander and Rob Lemkin
Filming for the BBC in Niger, we were told by many Nigeriens that we were the first ever to come and ask about their history, say writer Femi Nylander and film-maker Rob Lemkin

Femi Nylander and Rob Lemkin

16, Feb, 2021 @11:31 AM

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African Apocalypse review – startling journey into Niger's heart of darkness
British-Nigerian poet Femi Nylander uncovers the atrocities of a rogue French officer whose impact is still being felt today

Phil Hoad

30, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Sahel region is 'canary in the coalmine' on climate, says UN official
Mark Lowcock criticises ‘totally inadequate’ effort to help Sahel countries adapt to global heating

Jason Burke

19, Oct, 2020 @4:00 AM

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Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration
Exclusive: African state says it has agreements with oil companies in Lake Chad area

Mélanie Gouby

24, Sep, 2020 @9:14 AM

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Isis claims murder of French aid workers and their guides in Niger
Six NGO staff and two local guides were ambushed in a nature reserve in August

Staff and agencies in Paris

17, Sep, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Covid to displace more than a million across the Sahel, new tool predicts
Software hailed as a ‘game-changer’ in providing early warning for humanitarian relief efforts as virus fuels conflict

Kate Hodal

11, Aug, 2020 @6:15 AM

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France launches anti-terror inquiry into attack on aid workers in Niger
Jihadists suspected of attack that killed six French aid workers, a driver and a guide

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

10, Aug, 2020 @1:50 PM

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