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EUCAP Sahel Niger

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

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Europe benefits by bankrolling an anti-migrant effort, Niger pays a price (25.08.2018)

Niger has been well paid for drastically reducing the number of African migrants using the country as a conduit to Europe. But the effort has hurt parts of the economy and raised security concerns.

US confirms drones in Niger have striking capabilities (31.07.2018)

The United States started arming drones in the West African nation of Niger earlier this year, according to the U.S. Africa Command.

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.