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Niger Seeks Aid After Poor Harvest, Influx of Boko Haram Refugees

Niger needs more international assistance to help it confront a looming food crisis compounded by an influx of refugees fleeing attacks by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in neighboring Nigeria, the country's prime minister said. The twin crisis highlights the strain being put on Niger, a uranium producer straddling the Sahara that is one of the world's poorest nations, by recurrent poor harvests and the spillover from its neighbor's conflict with militants. Niger's...

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