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Niger President: End of Boko Haram Is Near

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said "the end of Boko Haram is near." Issoufou spoke with VOA French to Africa news service Tuesday during a visit to Washington. He said Boko Haram "is not eradicated but was greatly weakened" by an offensive launched by multinational forces late in January. Since then, troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon have driven the Islamist extremist group from most of the towns it controlled in northeastern...

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