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French C-130J takes over from C-160 in Niger

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The French Air Force is replacing its C-160 Transall aircraft in Niger with C-130J Super Hercules ahead of the Transall’s retirement. On 31 July, a...

Does this village in Niger hold a key to defeating African...

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A dispute between Fulani herders and their nomadic Tuareg neighbours over stolen cattle and motorbikes threatened to turn violent in the village of Amataltal...

Niger expands emergency across region where aid workers were killed

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Niger’s government has extended a state of emergency to the entire region that surrounds the capital Niamey and suspended access to the giraffe reserve...

France helps hunt for killers of aid workers in Niger

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Soldiers from France and Niger combed a giraffe reserve and surrounding areas on Monday for signs of the gunmen who killed six French aid...

ISS: Niger and Mali should reconcile justice and military responses to...

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Under investment has left Mali and Niger’s criminal justice systems ill-equipped to deal with the complexity of terrorism trials, and unable to monitor and...

ISS: Nigeria’s growing insecurity offers expansion opportunities for Boko Haram

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Boko Haram is extending its reach from north-east Nigeria into the country’s north-west. It is taking advantage of old and new local conflicts and...

West African leaders to hold extraordinary summit on Mali crisis

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West African leaders will hold a virtual extraordinary summit on Monday to propose measures to end the deepening political crisis in Mali after five...

ISS: Governing in West Africa and Lake Chad Basin during COVID-19

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As countries in the region navigate the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, their governments should learn lessons from the management of the crisis so...

Niger receives Mi-171Sh helicopters

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Niger has apparently taken delivery of two armed Mi-171Sh helicopters after ordering the aircraft for some $47 million. According to the website Direct Niger, the...

At least ten aid workers kidnapped in southwest Niger

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At least ten local aid workers have been kidnapped in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, security sources and an official from...

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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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