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ISS: Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

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Whether voluntary or forced, women play a central role in the operations of violent extremist groups. Women play complex and nuanced roles in violent extremism...

Mambas join G5 Sahel efforts in Niger

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Sixteen Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have joined the G5 Sahel Joint Force in northern Niger as part of efforts to combat terrorism, transnational...

First-ever West Africa Joint Operations exercise a good step towards prosecuting...

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The US Bureau of Diplomatic Security held the first-ever West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise on 29 March 2021. The exercise was aimed at connecting...

Chad arrests soldiers accused of rapes in Niger

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Chad’s government said on Saturday that soldiers accused of at least three rapes in Niger, including that of an 11-year-old girl, have been arrested...

Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

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A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the...

Attack on Niger presidency repelled ahead of handover

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A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital Niamey overnight but it was pushed back by heavy gunfire and order...

At least ten killed in southern Niger attacks: security source

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At least ten people were killed on Wednesday in attacks on two villages in the Tillaberi region of southwest Niger, a senior security source...

ISS: ‘Electoral reforms’ are stifling democracy in West Africa

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Ruling parties are using financial and political barriers to prevent their opponents from running for office. In the past two years, several West African countries...

Niger mourns 137 victims after deadliest attack in recent memory

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Flags flew at half-staff and Koranic verses played on state media on Tuesday as Niger began observing three days of national mourning for the...

Death toll from attack on Niger villages soars to 137

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Armed attackers killed 137 people in coordinated raids on villages in southwestern Niger on Sunday, the government said, making it one of the deadliest...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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