Niger

Country Niger
Capital Niamey
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma, Kanuri, Zarma & Tamasheq

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Introduction

Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution and dissolved the Cabinet, and promised that elections would be held following a transitional period of unspecified duration. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. A predominately Tuareg ethnic group emerged in February 2007, the Nigerien Movement for Justice (MNJ), and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 limited the rebels' operational capabilities.

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Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find Out What Happened - NBCNews.com

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Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find Out What Happened
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The U.S. military is still searching for answers on what happened in Niger two weeks ago when four U.S. soldiers were killed during an ambush, apparently by a branch of ISIS. Now the Pentagon's Africa Command (AFRICOM) has sent a team to the African ...
What we know and don't know about the deadly Niger attackCNN
Behind the ISIS group that ambushed US forces in NigerABC News
Pentagon Launches Initial Investigation Into Niger AttackCBS Miami
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Private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger ambush - CNN

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Private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger ambush
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Washington (CNN) A US private aviation contractor conducted evacuations of US and Nigerien troops after they were ambushed on October 4 in Niger, according to US Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack. Mack said that US private contractor Berry ...

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Ghana in quarter-final after easy win over Niger - The Hindu

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Ghana in quarter-final after easy win over Niger
The Hindu
Two-time champion Ghana brushed aide one African opponent Niger in style, winning 2-0 in the U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal, in the process setting up a quarterfinal date with another African rival, Mali. Two goals on either side of half-time set the ...
Ghana knock debutants Niger out of U-17 World CupBBC Sport
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Ghana overcome physical battle against Niger in all-African encounterFirstpost
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ghana Down Niger 2-0, Face Mali in QuartersNews18
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Is Niger Trump's Benghazi? Four US Soldiers Died and It Took Him 12 Days to Respond - Newsweek

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Is Niger Trump's Benghazi? Four US Soldiers Died and It Took Him 12 Days to Respond
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Those are the words of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat who was present during a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the widow of one of the four U.S. special forces soldiers killed in Niger on October 4.
White House seeks to explain never released Niger statementCNN
Grieving Mother Says Donald Trump Disrespected US Soldier Killed In NigerNDTV
Do we care what happened in Niger?New York Daily News
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A deadly ambush in Niger, and quiet in Washington until now - Los Angeles Times

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A deadly ambush in Niger, and quiet in Washington until now
Los Angeles Times
For nearly two weeks, President Trump was silent about an ambush in the north African nation of Niger on Oct. 4 that killed four American soldiers and wounded two. When he did speak, in answer to a reporter's question on Monday, he provoked another ...
Why US troops are in NigerABC News
Why Trump Accused Obama of Not Consoling Families of Fallen SoldiersThe Atlantic
Report: White House drafted never-released Niger statement for TrumpThe Hill
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McCain: Administration not being up front about Niger attack - CNN

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McCain: Administration not being up front about Niger attack
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(CNN) Sen. John McCain argued Wednesday that the Trump administration is not being forthcoming about the attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded. Asked if he thinks Congress should launch an investigation into the attack, the ...
McCain demands answers on deadly Niger attackNew York Post
Senators demand info on deadly Niger ambushThe Hill
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How did Trump's response to four soldiers' deaths go so wrong? - Los Angeles Times

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How did Trump's response to four soldiers' deaths go so wrong?
Los Angeles Times
Trump's slow and sloppy response to the death of the soldiers ambushed Oct. 4 in Niger, in northern Africa, illustrated the hazards of his extemporaneous governing style, the disorganization within his White House and his refusal to back down in the ...
Report: Trump condolence statement about Niger tragedy was drafted but not releasedAOL
White House staff drafted Niger sympathy statement for Trump that was never releasedPolitico
White House Drafted a Niger Sympathy Statement; Never Released ItDaily Beast
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US has drones and hundreds of troops in Niger. Here's why - CNN

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US has drones and hundreds of troops in Niger. Here's why
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US officials consider Niger strategically important in the war on terror. The nation, along with Chad and Mali, serves as a bridge between north and sub-Saharan Africa, and all three serve as significant transit routes for local al Qaeda and ISIS ...

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Spice of life: Niger region lifts ban on red pepper - News24

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Spice of life: Niger region lifts ban on red pepper
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Niamey - Small farmers in southeastern Niger are rejoicing after authorities lifted a two-year ban on the growing of red peppers, imposed in their fight against jihadists. Boko Haram Islamist rebels from neighbouring Nigeria were suspected of extorting ...

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Niger ready for Ghana - The Hindu

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Niger ready for Ghana
The Hindu
Niger, a first-timer at the U-17 World Cup 2017, qualified for the round-of-16, with just one goal from three league games and conceding six along the way to Spain and Brazil. Its deficiencies in the back line were exposed by these two attacking rivals.
Paraguay shocker shakes Ghana ahead of Niger clash at U-17 World CupGoal.com
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ghana Clash with Niger in Battle of African TeamsNews18
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ghana wary of African newcomers Niger in Round of 16Hindustan Times
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