Tag: Niger

BRIEFS

Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso Formalize Military Alliance

The political landscape of Africa has one again drastically...

Niger Junta Holds French Ambassador “Hostage” Says Macron

Reuters & Politico: France's ambassador in Niger is being held...

French Diplomat Arrested in Niger

France just made a public announcement regarding the apprehension...

Niger Junta Reportedly Denies Reports of Foreign Ambassador Expulsions, Only Acknowledges France

The Niger media outlet "Niger en Arabe" has claimed,...

STORIES

Niger Cuts Military Ties with United States

What You Need to Know: A Nigerien military spokesman, Colonel Major Amadou Abdramane, announced during a press conference on March 17th his country’s intention to cut military ties with the United States with ‘immediate effect.’  The statement comes just after the U.S. Embassy in the country announced a visit by Assistant...

Multinational Joint Task Force Intercepts Boko Haram Arms Cache in Niger

What You Need to Know: Four RPG-7’s, an AK-47 and its magazine, mobile phones, Nigerian license plates, and four bank cards were seized this morning by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MLJTF) in Kalebawa, Niger.  The arms most likely came from Boko Haram forces in Nigeria’s Borno State, although it is...

ECOWAS to Lift Sanctions on Niger, Guinea

What You Need to Know: A communiqué released yesterday by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), after an ‘Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the Political, Peace and Security Situation in the Region’ was held in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The economic...

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger to Leave ECOWAS Economic Bloc

What You Need to Know:  Malian Prime Minister, Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga, announced on Sunday his country’s intention to leave the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), alongside Niger and Burkina Faso.  The three nations have been members of the economic bloc since its inception in May, 1975.  In his televised address,...

United Kingdom Withdraws Diplomatic Staff From Niger

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office has temporarily withdrawn from Niger, according to their government portal. The announcement reads below: “Travel within or out of Niger is at your own risk. The FCDO cannot offer advice on the safety of travelling to any departure point within Niger. We have temporarily withdrawn our...

Nigerien Military on High Alert, Claims French Violation of Airspace

In the past twelve hours, the Nigerien Interim government, backed by the Russian Federation has put its forces on high alter in Niamey. As this publication reported yesterday thousands of security forces personnel flooded into the capital after the deadline posed by ECOWAS expired to rectify the coup. Mali, Burkina...

Week's Recap

Large IDF Operation Underway to Recover Possible Kidnapped Israeli Teen, Binyamin, Israel

At approximately 0630 EST, initial reports indicated a police...

Ukrainian Intelligence Defector Injured in Moscow Car Explosion

The Incident At approximately 0600 EST, initial reports indicated that...

Iranian Strikes on Israel – the Next Day

In a heavily anticipated showing, Iran has carried out...

Canada to Consider Designating FDLR as Terror Group

Canada's London West MP, Arielle Kayabaga, has requested Canada's...
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