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Mali militia claims to have US Special Forces vehicle

A Malian militia said it had a sport utility vehicle abandoned by US Special Forces in neighbouring Niger during a deadly ambush last October and offered to return it to the United States.

Nigeria's Buhari sacks head of Niger Delta amnesty programme

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the head of an amnesty programme for former militants in the country’s oil and gas-producing heartland, amid allegations of graft.

Trial of Boko Haram suspects starts in Niger

Eighty-one people accused of fighting for Boko Haram went on trial in Niger on Thursday in a public court sitting, one of the first of its kind after closed-door trials of suspected insurgents were criticised by human rights groups.

Africom commander visits Niamey and Agadez, Niger

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, AFRICOM command senior enlisted leader, visited Niamey and Agadez, Niger, between 24 and 25 January.

Nigerien soldiers jailed for attempted coup

A Nigerien court jailed nine soldiers for between five and 15 years for an attempted coup against President Mahamadou Issoufou two years ago, a court document showed.
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