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2017-11-17 '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.

2017-11-15 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.

2017-11-15 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.

2017-11-14 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.

2017-11-13 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.

2017-11-13 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.

2017-11-05 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.

2017-11-04 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.

2017-11-03 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.

2017-10-31 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.

2017-10-25 SA Signs Military Deal With Niger
[News24Wire] South Africa has signed a military memorandum of understanding with Niger.

2017-10-25 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.

2017-10-24 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.

2017-10-23 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.

2017-10-23 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.

2017-10-23 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.

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