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US Gray Eagle UAV make emergency landing in Niger

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A missile-armed US Africa Command (Africom) MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made an emergency landing in Niger over the weekend. Photos on Twitter...

ISS: Boko Haram blocks Lake Chad trade routes

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Terrorism has disrupted a thriving regional trade hub sustained by generations of boat drivers. The Boko Haram insurgency has had devastating consequences on Lake Chad...

Nigerien C-130 arrives home from the United States

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Niger’s Air Force has officially taken delivery of a C-130H Hercules transport aircraft from the United States. It was accepted in a ceremony on 4...

Niger mourns, probes weekend massacre in two villages

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Niger has declared three days of national mourning following the massacre of 100 civilians in two villages in the western region of the country...

Niger village attacks killed 100, says prime minister

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One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of the...

Boko Haram strikes in Niger

An attack blamed on Boko Haram killed 28 people and burned 800 homes in Niger’s Diffa region on Saturday, Nigerien authorities and the UN...

ISS: Niger’s elections are unlikely to break the political deadlock

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As the polls approach, deep divisions focus more on candidates’ personal backgrounds than Niger’s security and development challenges. On 13 and 27 December, some 7.4 million Nigeriens...

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...

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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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