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The Niger-Mali border: subordinating military action to a political strategy – new ICG report (12.06.2018)

The Nigerien government and its allies’ use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes reconciliation, dialogue and, in some cases, pardons for...

EUCAP Sahel Niger: new head of mission appointed (04.05.2018)

Frank Van der Mueren, a Belgian senior police official, has been appointed as new Head of the European Union's civilian capacity building mission in Niger, EUCAP Sahel Niger.

First U.S. air base in Niger for armed drones (22.04.2018)

Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war. At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that, when finished in the coming months, will be...

Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger (17.01.2018)

Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism.

Italy aims to send up to 470 troops to Niger to curb people-smuggling (29.12.2017)

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday some of the 1,400 Italian troops now stationed in Iraq could be transferred to the Sahel region in West Africa - which includes Niger - after victories against Islamist militants in Iraq.

Niger approves armed U.S. drone flights, expanding Pentagon’s role in Africa (30.11.2017)

The government of Niger has given the Defense Department permission to fly armed drones out of the Nigerien capital, Niamey, Pentagon officials said Thursday, in a major expansion of the American military’s footprint in Africa. Pentagon officials want to start the flights within days.

Niger defense minister asks US to deploy armed drones against militants (01.11.2017)

Niger has asked the United States to start using armed drones against jihadist groups operating on the Mali border, raising the stakes in a counterinsurgency campaign jolted by a deadly ambush of allied U.S.-Nigerien forces. … What began as a small U.S. training operation has expanded to an...

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