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US hopes for partnership with Niger

The Pentagon is working with Nigerien authorities to find a way to keep U.S. troops in the country a key base for counterterrorism operations in sub-Saharan Africa, following a weekend directive ordering them to leave the country. Last…

Niger, Russia to develop military ties

Niger and Russia, under military rule last year, have agreed to develop military cooperation, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Russian Deputy Defense Ministers Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and Alexander Fomin met Niger's junta-appointed Defense…