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Niger mosque attacked

Three suicide bombers killed 10 people at a mosque in Niger’s south-eastern city Diffa who gathered after breaking the Ramadan fast, an army spokesman said.

Niger gives ex-fighters a second chance

The need for DDR — disarmament, demobilization and reintegration — of surrendering insurgents is as old as warfare itself. Rebels grow tired of fighting, they surrender to their victors, and they go through a process of rehabilitation before returning to society.

Series of failures led to fatal Niger ambush

A series of individual and organisational failures, including lack of training and situational awareness, contributed to a deadly ambush in Niger last year that killed four US soldiers, a partial Pentagon report said.

Evacuation of refugees from Libya to Niger underway again

The UN refugee agency has resumed evacuation of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries.

Last year's ambush in Niger due to number of problems

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that a report into a deadly ambush in Niger last year that killed four U.S. soldiers has found that a number of issues led to the incident.
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