The Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic (PD) in Niger is part of a global initiative to improve evidence on the linkages between WASH and poverty.

Floods destroyed more than 400 hectares of rice in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, already beset by deadly attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, the local governor said.

Forty-five people have died in the arid west African country of Niger in flooding since June, and nearly 209 000 have been affected, the UN said on Tuesday.

A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday.

The study aimed at investigating the geochemistry of a sandstone-type uranium deposit in Tarat formation for provenance, paleo-redox, tectonic setting in order to propose a geological model of uranium.

In this report, CHIKA OKEKE examines issues bordering on resuscitation of Lake Chad and the need for regional governments to tackle the problem headlong.

Twenty-two people are dead and thousands have been left homeless in Niger after torrential rains caused heavy flooding, authorities said.

For Niger, the development of agriculture is essential to strategies to raise incomes and eradicate poverty in a sustainable manner, without further depleting its natural resource base.

Eight West African states have called for emergency aid for four countries in the Sahel facing food shortages as a result of jihadist violence.

Morocco and Niger signed on Wednesday in Rabat a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation and coordination.

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