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Belmokhtar empire based on crime




US military presence in Africa growing in small ways




US Takes Training Role in Africa as Threats Grow and Budgets Shrink




Nigeria Islamists better armed, motivated than army: governor




A Boko Haram cell planning attacks on Nigerien towns was arrested in Diffa. Although Niger still refuses to hand over Al-Saadi Gadhafi, a former high-ranking intelligence official in the Gadhafi regime has been extradited to Libya.




Displaced by Boko Haram, Nigerians risk invisibility in Niger




Imagery of the Week: Drone Aprons at Niamey




UNICEF Urges Action to Prevent CAR 'Catastrophe'




Africa a 'hothouse' for extremist groups: US




France revises counter-terrorism strategy in Africa




UN Security Council urges end to ransom payments to extremists




Tough road for Sahel security




France to bolster military presence in Africa




Desert gives al Qaeda refuge after Mali defeat




The first two of 12 French UAVs have been delivered to Niamey. The Reapers will support French operations in Mali, and are suspected to be earmarked for use in the Central African Republic soon as well.




US adds Belmokhtar's brigades to terrorist lists

Mokhtar Belmokhtar's al-Mulathameen Brigade is behind terror attacks in Niger, Algeria, and Mali. Its "aliases," the al-Murabitoon Brigade and al Mua'qi'oon Biddam, have also been added to the US's lists of terror groups.


Organised crime and terrorism among big threats facing the Sahel




President Issoufou said he would attempt "to lock" his country's borders to combat free access by Islamists and traffickers. He also warned that Libya may become like Somalia.




Niger's president says Libya risks becoming like Somalia




US adds Boko Haram, Ansaru to list of foreign terrorist groups

Boko Haram has adopted al Qaeda's tactics and has communicated with top al Qaeda leaders to coordinate in the global jihad. Ansaru, a Boko Haram splinter group, was also added to the terrorism list.
 
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