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Armed U.S. Drones to Start Flying Over Niger

[VOA] The United States and Niger have reached an agreement permitting armed American military drones for use against jihadist terror groups in the African nation, a U.S. official told VOA. (AllAfrica)


More Remains of U.S. Army Soldier Killed in Niger are Found

[VOA] Additional remains of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson were found in Niger on November 12, an unnamed U.S. official said Tuesday. Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed on October 4 when their convoy was ambushed as it left the village of Tongo Tongo. (AllAfrica)


'We're Looking At Africa in 2050', Says Top Official

[Deutsche Welle] We need to create jobs, help facilitate trade and address the challenges of the Africa of the future, says Donald Yamamoto, who is in charge of African affairs at the US State Department. (AllAfrica)


Ibrahim Mahmoud Receives Nigerian Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress for the Party's Affairs, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received in his office at the Republican Palace Tuesday the Ambassador of Nigeria to Sudan and discussed means of strengthening the cooperation between the ruling parties in the two countries. (AllAfrica)


Ibrahim Mahmoud Meets Nigerian Ambassador to Khartoum

[SNA] Khartoum -The assistant of the president of the republic, the Deputy Chairman of the National Congress Party for the Party's Affairs, engineer, Ibrahime Mahmoud, discussed with the Nigerian ambassador to Khartoum ways to enhance cooperation between the ruling parties in the two countries, for the development of common interests. (AllAfrica)


Niger - a Reminder of Why the U.S. Military's Presence Africa Needs Constant Scrutiny

[The Conversation Africa] On October 4 an American Special Forces team was ambushed by a contingent of Islamic State affiliated fighters in Niger. Four American soldiers were killed and two wounded. The team of 12 soldiers was returning from a meeting with community leaders when it ran into a group of up to 50 terrorists. (AllAfrica)


5 Niger Republic Nationals in Police Net for Grazing Cattle On Farmlands

[Vanguard] Katsina -FIVE herdsmen from Niger Republic have been arrested by officers of Katsina State Police Command for grazing their cattle on farmlands and destroying crops at Daddara village of Jibia Local Government Area. (AllAfrica)


America's Options in Niger - Join Forces to Reduce Tensions, or Fan the Flames

[The Conversation Africa] Numerous reports have appeared recently about beefing up US military presence in Niger, and potentially allowing American forces to more actively target suspected jihadist leaders in the region. This follows the deaths of US and Nigerien soldiers in Niger on October 4. (AllAfrica)


G5 Sahel Joint Military Force to Tackle Terrorism

[VOA] An ambush that killed four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger recently drew attention to the deteriorating security situation in parts of the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. (AllAfrica)


America's Options in Niger - Join Forces to Reduce Tensions, Or Fan the Flames

[The Conversation Africa] Numerous reports have appeared recently about beefing up US military presence in Niger, and potentially allowing American forces to more actively target suspected jihadist leaders in the region. This follows the deaths of US and Nigerien soldiers in Niger on October 4. (AllAfrica)


Witness Describes Finding Bodies of US Soldiers

[VOA] An ambush that killed four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger recently drew attention to the deteriorating security situation in parts of the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. (AllAfrica)


U.S. Pledges U.S.$60Million for Sahel Counterterror Force

[VOA] The United States has pledged up to $60 million to support counterterrorism efforts by nations in Africa's Sahel region. (AllAfrica)


SA Signs Military Deal With Niger

[News24Wire] South Africa has signed a military memorandum of understanding with Niger. (AllAfrica)


Families of Soldiers Killed Deserve Quick, Accurate Investigation - Dunford

[VOA] The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the families of the four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger deserve a quick and accurate investigation. (AllAfrica)


Villagers Suspected of Luring US Soldiers into Ambush

[VOA] A local official and an analyst say residents of the Niger village where four U.S. soldiers were killed this month may have delayed the soldiers while an ambush was set up and helped to lead the victims into a deadly trap. (AllAfrica)


At Least 12 Troops Killed in Latest Attack

[VOA] Authorities in Niger say at least a dozen paramilitary police have been killed in an attack similar to the one that killed four U.S. Green Beret and four Nigerien troops Oct. 4. (AllAfrica)


New Details Emerge About Attack That Killed U.S. Soldiers

[VOA] New details are emerging about the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead in Niger as U.S. congressional leaders are demanding answers from the Pentagon. (AllAfrica)


Key U.S. Senators Call for More Information on Niger Attack

[VOA] Key U.S. senators called Sunday for the White House to be more forthcoming about the country's military involvement in Niger after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush there earlier this month. (AllAfrica)


President of Republic of Niger Arrives in Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic of Niger, Mohamadou Issooufou arrived in Khartoum, Tuesday, in a several hours visit to the country. (AllAfrica)


Al-Basher and President of Niger Hold Talks

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher and the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issooufou held joint talks, Tuesday, mornining, in the Republican Palace, covering the bilateral relations and issues of the African continent, specially, the free trade zones-areas and the African Union. (AllAfrica)


Pentagon Blames Islamic State in Deadly Attack on U.S. Forces

[VOA] The Pentagon said Wednesday that Islamic State fighters were responsible for an attack in southwestern Niger that killed four American soldiers, as new details suggested local villagers might have played a role in the ambush. (AllAfrica)


More U.S. Backing 'Forthcoming' for Buhari's Drives Against Corruption & Boko Haram – New Ambassador

[allAfrica] The Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC - arguably one of the country's key diplomatic outposts - has an ambassador at the helm for the first time since Professor Adebowale Adefuye died unexpectedly two years ago, after serving as Nigeria's envoy to the United States for five years. Hassan Mohammed Hassan, a career diplomat, took up his assignment last month as deputy chief of mission with the rank of ambassador -- more than two years after President Mohammadu Buhari took office. (AllAfrica)


Nuclear Giant Areva Announces Layoffs in Niger

[RFI] French nuclear group Areva is to shed up to 200 jobs in Niger next year. (AllAfrica)


Spain Finally Flex Muscles in Group D

[CAF] After an opening loss to Brazil in their FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 campaign, Spain and starlet striker Abel Ruiz came to life against Niger in a 4-0 victory. The win moves La Rojita to three points alongside the Africans, who beat Korea DPR in their opener, with the European champions ahead on goal difference. (AllAfrica)


Niger Make History in Kochi

[CAF] History was made in Kochi on Saturday evening as Niger made a winning debut in a FIFA competition with a 1-0 victory over Korea DPR in Group D at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Salim Abdourahmane was the hero with the only goal of the match. (AllAfrica)


U.S. Military Confirms Death of 3 Soldiers

[VOA] The U.S. military has confirmed three U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when a joint U.S.-Niger military patrol was attacked Wednesday in southwestern Niger. (AllAfrica)


Niger Clash Kills U.S. and Nigerien Troops

[ICG] A deadly ambush near the Niger-Mali border on 4 October marked the unprecedented killing of American and Nigerien forces in the region. In this Q&A, Deputy West Africa Project Director Jean-Hervé Jezequel and Research Assistant Hamza Cherbib say that jihadist violence cannot be divorced from deeper inter-communal tensions related to local competition over resources and illicit economic activity. (AllAfrica)


Boys and Girls Enter Teens With Gender Stereotypes Firmly Set

[The Conversation Africa] A team of international experts have just published the most comprehensive analysis to date of how children on the cusp of adolescence perceive growing up as a boy or girl. The Global Adolescent Study involved a series of interviews conducted over the last four years with hundreds of early adolescents and their parents in 15 countries. These included Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and South Africa. We asked lead researcher Kristin Mmari to explain the signific (AllAfrica)


'We Lose Entire Communities in the Blink of an Eye and People Do Not Seem to Look'

[African Arguments] The crisis in Lake Chad Basin is one of the most desperate, and neglected, in the world. (AllAfrica)


Floods Leave Tens of Thousands Homeless As Rebuilding Lags

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Niamey -"I used to have two houses, both of which collapsed with the rain" (AllAfrica)


Niger, Guinea Progress in WAFU Cup

[CAF] After the slow start to day one, Sunday's batch of matches recorded six goals with Benin and Guinea going through to the next round of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)