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US military loses MQ-1C UAV in Niger

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A US military MQ-1C Grey Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has crashed in Niger, after suffering what Africa Command said was a mechanical failure. Africa...

Human trafficking crackdown in Niger

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Police in Niger rescued 232 human trafficking victims, including 46 under the age of 18, during an Interpol-supported operation targeting organised crime groups in...

US hands over C-130 hangar to Niger at Air Base 201

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The United States has handed over a new C-130 Hercules hangar to the Nigerien Air Force at Air Base 201 near Agadez. Niger will...

Niger army chief replaced

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou replaced the head of the army after two of the country’s deadliest attacks killed at least 160 soldiers and prompted...

Nigerien army base attack death toll rises

The death toll from Thursday’s attack by suspected jihadists on a Niger army base is at least 89, security sources said, surpassing a raid...

Niger targets Islamist militants

Niger will launch a new military offensive against Islamist militants after an attack on an army base killed at least 25 soldiers, the defence...

Nigerien soldiers killed

Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six in an attack on an army post in west Niger near the Mali border, government...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Niger attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Niger military camp near Mali, according to a statement issued by a branch of the...

Niger attack leaves 71 dead

Islamist militants killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the Mali border, an army spokesman said, in...

US hands over more military hardware to Niger

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The United States has handed over a second tranche of military equipment to Niger, including 13 Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs). The equipment was transferred...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...