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Niger ex-President Tandja, toppled after extending rule, dies at 82

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Mamadou Tandja, a former Niger president who twice won election after the country’s return to civilian rule in 1999 but was overthrown a decade...

Africom commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, travelled to West Africa between 15 and 19 November to discuss security issues across the...

ISS: Lessons from Mali as Burkina and Niger head for the...

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Elections in Burkina Faso and Niger take place amidst insecurity and COVID-19, as happened in Mali earlier this year. Burkina Faso’s first round of presidential...

American citizen kidnapped in southern Niger, sources say

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An American citizen was kidnapped near the town of Birnin Konni in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday, three security sources and...

Niger, Tunisia, Morocco to receive ex-US C-130Hs

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Three African countries will soon be receiving ex-United States C-130H Hercules transport aircraft under the Excess Defence Articles programme. According to the Excess Defence Articles...

Islamic State claims killing of French aid workers in Niger

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Islamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve...

West Africa leaders say Mali junta should name a president by...

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West African regional heads of state have told the military junta in Mali to name a transitional president and a prime minister by 15...

Mali’s neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional govt

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Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control ten days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led...

Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots

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US company Apogee-SSU is training Cessna 208B Caravan crews of the Cameroonian, Nigerien and Chadian air forces under a United State government contract. The US...

US donates Mamba vehicles to Niger

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The United States has donated 22 Osprea Mamba Mk 7 armoured vehicles to Niger to equip the G5 Sahel Joint Force for its fight...

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Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

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Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...
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