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Niger president sacks army chief after a string of heavy casualties

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has replaced the head of the army after two of the country’s deadliest attacks in living memory killed at least 160 soldiers and prompted a rethink in the battle against jihadist groups, the government said.Ahmed...

Death toll from last attack on Niger army base rises to at least 89

The death toll from Thursday’s attack by suspected jihadists on a Niger army base has risen to at least 89, four security sources said, surpassing a raid last month that killed 71 soldiers as the deadliest against Nigerien forces...

Suspected Islamists hit Niger military again killing 25 soldiers

Islamic militants carried out large assault on Niger’s military Thursday, leaving at least 25 soldiers dead along with dozens of jihadists only a month after the worst attack of its kind in years, the military said.The latest violence blamed...

Fourteen Nigerien troops killed in deadly ambush

Fourteen troops were killed when “heavily-armed terrorists” ambushed a convoy in the western Niger region of Tillaberi, the interior ministry said Thursday.“After a fierce battle... seven police and seven national guards were killed” Wednesday, it said in a statement.“A...

French president Macron to visit Ivory Coast, Niger over the weekend

French President Emmanuel Macron will be sharing a holiday meal Friday with French forces stationed in Ivory Coast as he begins his visit to West Africa where he also plans to concentrate over the weekend on how to confront...

G5 Sahel meeting with France postponed after deadly attack in Niger

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to postpone to early 2020 a meeting of Sahel country leaders due to take place in France later this month, the French presidency said.The decision to postpone...

France reviews military operations in Sahel, demand clarifications

French president, Macron on Wednesday demanded G-5 leaders dismiss growing anti-French sentiment across the region if they wanted France’s military to continue its operations against Islamist militants.France, the former colonial power, has the West’s largest military presence waging counter-insurgency...

Niger’s Hama Amadou returns to jail ahead of 2020 presidential bid

Niger’s main opposition leader Hama Amadou is back behind bars after returning home from three years exile in France with the intention of completing his sentence before running for president, his lawyer said.Amadou’s return could reignite tensions between the...

German Chancellor set to visit 3 West African nations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to West Africa this week according to Associated Press. The German Chancellor will be visiting Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to express Germany’s commitment to stability and developmental cooperation in...

Deported by Israel rejected by Niger – Tale of man holed up in Ethiopia airport

A Niger national who was expelled from Israel has been stuck at the international airport in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, since November after his home country refused to take him back. "I have...
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