African operation underway as dozens of troops from Niger and France’s are boarding a French C-130 military transport plane.
The Niger conflict has led to the displacement of more than 18,000 people on the remote islands of jihadist-hit western Niger.
Twenty-eight bodies were found in northwest Burkina Faso over the weekend, the government said, noting an investigation was underway.
The Niger soldiers had “defended themselves ferociously” killing dozens of the attackers before being overwhelmed by their numbers
The tragedy came months after 20 young children were burnt to death in a similar school fire in the capital Niamey, Niger
The United Nations returned migrants in Libya back to Niger, marking the second flight since being suspended
Its armed forces are poorly trained and equipped against highly mobile jihadist units linked to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.
Bankilare, northeast Burkina Faso, part of the troubled three-borders region of Mali, Niger, struggling with a deadly surge in jihadist
More than 20 casualties resulted from chaos that erupted at a food collection point in the West African country.