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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...

US donates trucks to Niger’s military

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The United States has donated ten trucks to the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) in support of the G5 Sahel Joint Force combatting terrorism in...

Niger says 75 Boko Haram insurgents killed in border-region security operations

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Nigerien and allied forces from neighbouring states killed 75 Boko Haram insurgents in security operations earlier this week in the region where the borders...

Niger villages attacked

NigerAt least 20 people died during attacks by unidentified gunmen on villages in the Tillaberi region of western Niger, the region’s governor said. Ibrahim Tidjani...

Niger’s National Guard to receive an additional Delair UAV

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Niger’s National Guard is set to take delivery of a fourth unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from French company Delair, after having received three aircraft...

First female Nigerien pilot training in the US

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Captain Ouma Laouali, the first female pilot in the Nigerien air force, recently accomplished the next step in her pilot career on 22 April...

US Air Force criticised over construction of Niger air base

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The US military’s Inspector General has criticised flaws in the construction process of the US Air Force’s Air Base 201 in Niger, with a...

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...

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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...