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Republic in Western Africa

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Niger: Republic in Western Africa
Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin to the southwest, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2 (490,000 sq mi), making it the largest country in West Africa. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of about 21 million live mostly in clusters in the far south and west of the country. The capital and largest city is Niamey, located in Niger's southwest corner.

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17 soldiers killed in Niger, 11 said missing after ambush

17 soldiers killed in niger, 11 said missing after ambush
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's defense ministry says 17 soldiers have been killed and 11 are missing after an ambush by jihadists. The attack took place on Tuesday not far from the volatile border with..
WorldNews - Published

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Niger soldiers

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on Niger soldiers near the Mali border, the group’s Amaq news agency said, without providing evidence.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Niger

UNSC discusses Sahel violence [Video]UNSC discusses Sahel violence

The G5 Joint Force was set up by the Sahel countries - Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger - two years ago, but it's still barely operational, lacking funding and key equipment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Boko Haram violence: Making ends meet in Niger's Diffa region [Video]Boko Haram violence: Making ends meet in Niger's Diffa region

Lake Chad communities are struggling to survive after increased Boko Haram attacks in Niger.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger [Video]Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger

Recent attacks are focusing on refugees and IDPs in southeast Nigeria, people who were already forced from their homes by the fighting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger [Video]Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger

Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Niger refugees: Hundreds hope for a new life in Europe [Video]Niger refugees: Hundreds hope for a new life in Europe

Niger refugees: Hundreds hope for a new life in Europe

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Migrants flee to Niger as fighting worsens in Libya [Video]Migrants flee to Niger as fighting worsens in Libya

Officials and aid workers in Niger are bracing for a possible influx of refugees fleeing the fighting in Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Mali conflict turning into multistate ethnic cleansing [Video]Mali conflict turning into multistate ethnic cleansing

The peacekeeping mission in Mali is already the deadliest in UN history and the violence is getting worse and spreading into Burkina Faso and Niger.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

 

Death toll from Niger ambush rises as bodies of missing soldiers found

The bodies of 11 missing Nigerien soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near the Mali border, security sources said.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Niger ambush: Militants kill 17 soldiers near Mali

The attack happened near the village of Tongo Tongo where four US troops were killed in 2017.
BBC News - Published

Search on for 11 Niger soldiers missing after ambush killed 17

search on for 11 niger soldiers missing after ambush killed 17
Niger A search was under way Wednesday for 11 Niger soldiers missing since an ambush by armed men the day before left 17 of their colleagues dead and several injured, security sources said. A military..
WorldNews - Published

At least 17 Niger soldiers killed in ambush: government spokesman

At least 17 soldiers in Niger were killed and 11 went missing in an ambush near the Malian border, a government spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

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