March 11, 2016
Journalist Jillian Kennan discusses her reporting on violent youth gangs in Niger.
March 10, 2016 /
Impoverished young men have menaced the city of Zinder with rapes and murders. Now Boko Haram wants to turn their ultra-violence into a weapon of war.
March 10, 2016
Poverty and unemployment have driven some youth in southern Niger to form violent gangs known as palais—attractive recruitment targets for Boko Haram. But one man is fighting back.
November 19, 2015 /
"We're trying to create a new normal." The struggle in Niger to help girls avoid early marriage.
October 25, 2015
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
September 9, 2015 /
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
August 6, 2014 /
Most women in Niger marry at the onset of puberty and are expected to continue having as many children as their bodies will allow until they reach menopause.
July 24, 2014 /
Victims of domestic violence, mental and physical abuse, and child marriage have a sanctuary in the only shelter of its kind in Niger, a country of 17 million.
July 21, 2014 /
The challenges of population growth, environmental degradation, food security, and even violent extremism can be traced back to issues with girls’ health, education and human rights.
July 14, 2014 /
The teacher at the Koranic school described the young woman as “calm and obedient,” ideal marriage material. Samira Abdoulaye, 19, did not return the sentiment.