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Islamic State attacks show ambition to control Mali-Niger border

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Islamic State attacks in the Sahel have shifted in recent months toward towns along the Mali-Niger border. Civilians continue to pay with their lives. “Armed men...

Nigerien Bayraktar TB2 deliveries begin

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Six Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were delivered to Niamey airport last month following a November 2021 order for the type from Turkey’s...

ISS: Organised banditry is destroying livelihoods in Niger’s borderlands

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Most international attention on Niger focuses on the Boko Haram conflict in the country’s east (Diffa region) and the Liptako-Gourma crisis in its west...

Niger orders APCs from Turkey’s Nurol Makina

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Niger has ordered armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Turkey’s Nurol Makina, in addition to Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles and Hurkus turboprop trainer/light attack...

US donates construction vehicles to Niger

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Construction vehicles that would be too expensive to ship back to the United States have been donated to Niger after the US military completed...

Niger receives second ex-US C-130 Hercules

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Niger’s Air Force has officially taken delivery of the second of three C-130H Hercules transport aircraft from the United States. The US military formally transferred...

ISS: Getting Goudoumaria right: are Boko Haram defectors reintegrating safely?

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Lessons learnt from Niger's DDRRR programme must inform stabilisation efforts nationally and in the Lake Chad basin region. Since 2015, fighters, associates, and people trapped...

Twelve Niger soldiers killed in clashes with militants

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Gunmen have killed 12 soldiers and wounded eight in a clash in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, the government said on...

ISS: What makes women resist violent extremism in Mali and Niger?

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Investing in girls’ education from an early age is essential for building their resilience and financial independence. Research has shown why women join violent extremist groups in...

Niger acquiring Hurkus trainers, TB2 UAVs

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Turkey will supply Hurkus turboprop light attack/trainer aircraft and Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as armoured vehicles to Niger, according to...

France asks Burkina to help resolve issues with military convoy

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France has asked the president of Burkina Faso to intervene after a convoy of French troops was stopped en route to Niger on Friday...

Niger raid leaves 25 dead

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Unidentified gunmen killed at least 25 people in southwest Niger, officials said, the latest deadly raid along the country’s border with Mali. Attackers on motorcycles...

School children die in fire

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At least 25 schoolchildren died on Monday when a straw and wood classroom was engulfed in a fire in southern Niger, authorities said. The students,...

Gunmen kill 11 soldiers in southwest Niger

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Unidentified gunmen killed 11 soldiers defending a village in a remote part of southwest Niger where Islamist militants operate, the defence ministry said on...

69 killed in attack in southwest Niger, says government

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Gunmen killed 69 people including a mayor in an attack in a remote area of southwest Niger, the interior minister said on Thursday, part...

Armed men kill ten civilians in northern Burkina Faso

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Ten people were killed in an attack in northern Burkina Faso on Monday morning, and four others were missing, a government source and a...

Gunmen kill 18 at mosque in northern Nigeria’s Niger state -residents

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Armed men on motorbikes killed at least 18 people at a mosque in Niger state in northern Nigeria, two residents told Reuters on Monday. The...

Nigerien forces receive river patrol training

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Nigerien forces recently received special training in river-based patrolling on the Niger River. The training by a mobile team from the US Naval Small Craft...

Boko Haram attack kills 16 soldiers in southern Niger

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Hundreds of Islamist Boko Haram militants attacked a military post in southern Niger overnight, killing 16 soldiers and wounding nine more, the defence ministry...

Aerostat to protect German base in Niger

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The German Bundeswehr has placed a €21 million order with Rheinmetall for an aerostat-based area reconnaissance system for protecting a forward operating base in...

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