Thomas Fessy

A family that escaped Boko Haram attacks in both Michika and Cameroon seek shelter in an uncompleted house in Adamawa on January 31, 2015.

As Boko Haram broadens its war, the group’s massacres become a regional problem


What really happened in Baga, Nigeria, while the world was watching Charlie Hebdo? One reporter talked with survivors and realized that as the conflict spreads, dealing with the militant group will be an issue for the entire region.

Central African Republic

UN peacekeepers are heading into the Central African Republic

Conflict & Justice

Increase of French forces in Mali, hopes to end ongoing crisis

Attacks in Niger Underline a Spread of Islamist Extremist Groups in West Africa

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Saddi Gadhafi Flees to Niger

Saadi Gadhafi, one of Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s sons, has fled from Libya to Niger. The defection comes a week after a dozen top officials from the Gadhafi regime crossed into Niger, leading some to speculate that Col. Gadhafi may have fled there. The BBC’s Thomas Fessy  reports from Niamey, Niger about what these high profile defections […]

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Flood and famine in Niger


Niger is facing its most severe food crisis in a decade. Thomas Fessy, reporter for the BBC explains the humanitarian crisis that the country faces.