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EUCAP Sahel Niger

EU Capacity Building Mission in Niger (EU)
Mandatiert seit: 07/12

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Germany donates 215 vehicles, 55 satellite phones to Niger Armed Forces (11.08.2017)

The German government has donated 100 flat-bed military trucks, 115 motorcycles and 55 satellite phones to Niger for use by its special army and police counter-terrorism units to combat cross-border militancy and trafficking through the Agadez region of the Sahel.

France to send counterterror forces to Niger (26.02.2017)

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said. … The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, a French counterterror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in...

Germany to prop up Niger army (11.10.2016)

Germany will spend €10 million in equipment for Niger's army over the next year and build a military base in the country, chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday.

EUCAP Sahel Niger: new head of mission appointed (26.07.2016)

Ms Kirsi Henriksson, a senior diplomat from Finland, was appointed Head of the European Union mission in Niger, EUCAP Sahel Niger. She will take up her duties on 1 September 2016. She will replace Mr Filip de Ceuninck who had been in the position since 2013.

EUCAP Sahel Niger: mission extended, budget agreed, mandate amended (18.07.2016)

[…] The Council also adapted the mission's mandate to assist theNigerien central and local authorities as well as the security forces in developing policies, techniques and procedures to better control and fight irregular migration. This adaptation follows the establishment of a permanent presence...

UNICEF reports more than 240,000 uprooted from homes in Diffa region (21.06.2016)

More than 240,000 people, or a third of the population, in Niger’s Diffa region have been uprooted from their homes since 3 June attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the single largest displacement since 2013, a senior United Nations official said today.

West African troops join up in hunt for militants in Sahel wastes (13.06.2016)

[…] Since 2014, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso have carried out a number of coordinated operations on either side of their borders, with the help of about 3,500 French troops still in the region. In the latest, Siham, a dozen Malian, Nigerien and French officers monitored the...