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US to pull its 1,100 troops from Niger
QiOSK

US to pull its 1,100 troops from Niger

Turns out the junta wasn't bluffing, and after a diplomatic struggle, Washington is taking its drone base and going home

USAF whistleblower: US military at risk in Niger
QiOSK

USAF whistleblower: US military at risk in Niger

Service member stationed there says they are being essentially 'held hostage' while US diplomatic efforts founder

What Washington got wrong about Niger and Russia
Africa

What Washington got wrong about Niger and Russia

The ruling junta recently called on American troops to leave the country after a meeting where US officials warned against partnering with Moscow

Amid election outrage, Senegal struggling not to succumb to 'coup belt'
Africa

Amid election outrage, Senegal struggling not to succumb to 'coup belt'

The country's president is yet another African leader accused of clinging to power, perhaps at all costs

Terrorism in Africa increased 100,000% during 'war on terror'
Africa

Terrorism in Africa increased 100,000% during 'war on terror'

A new DoD report indicates that violence on the continent today is far worse than when the US military went in to ‘help’

Is that US drone base in Niger really necessary?
Africa

Is that US drone base in Niger really necessary?

As Washington seeks to expand UAV hubs throughout the region, it's worth exploring whether the one it has is doing anything worthwhile