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US Air Force begins operations from new air base in Niger

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The United States Air Force (USAF) has started limited flights from newly constructed facilities at Air Base 201 in Niger, which will later be...

Sixteen killed in Niger military base attack

Unidentified gunmen killed 16 soldiers in an attack on a military camp in western Niger, local residents and security sources said. The raid happened on...

French Gazelle that force-landed in Mali was hit by enemy fire

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A French Army Gazelle helicopter that was forced to land during combat against militants in Mali earlier this month was hit by enemy fire,...

US delivers military equipment to Niger

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The United States has delivered an initial batch of military equipment to Niger as part of efforts to strengthen the G5 Sahel group’s fight...

ISS: Could alternative justice help counter-terrorism?

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Mali, Niger and Nigeria are under pressure to stop the ongoing terrorist attacks in their countries. How to achieve this is the critical question....

Islamic State claims it killed 28 Nigerien soldiers

Islamic State’s West African branch claimed responsibility for an ambush that killed 28 soldiers this week in Niger, as the militant group seeks to...

US hands over command and control centre to Niger

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The United States government has handed over a $16.5 million command and control centre to the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) to assist it in...

ISS: Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Liptako-Gourma

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States in the Liptako-Gourma region – including Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – are imposing restrictive measures to try to quell the growing threat...

Eritrean refugees flown to Niger from Libya

A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flow from Libyan capital Tripoli to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)...

Niger troops kill 280 plus Boko Haram fighters

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Troops and air strikes killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since the Niger government started an operation against the group last week, the...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...