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U.S. Department of State News: Niger’s Independence Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the government and people of Niger on your 58th anniversary of Niger’s independence. We value our strong and longstanding partnership. Niger’s democratic institutions and active civil society provide important avenues for … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Niger’s Independence Day

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

NIAMEY, Niger | Niger may have arrested militant with ties to US ambush

NIAMEY, Niger  | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Niger’s military has detained a suspect who it believes could be the militant leader who was being pursued when an ambush left four American soldiers dead in October, the American ambassador said Tuesday. U.S. Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker told The Associated Press he does not know the identity … Continue reading NIAMEY, Niger | Niger may have arrested militant with ties to US ambush

2 French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive device

PARIS/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Two members of a French counter-terrorism force in Mali were killed on Wednesday when their armored vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in a border region with Niger, authorities said. French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said a soldier and an officer were killed in the explosion. A statement by … Continue reading 2 French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive device

Report: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger

WASHINGTON / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has … Continue reading Report: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger

APNewsBreak: US soldier ambushed in Niger wasn’t captured

WASHINGTON /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  An American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn’t captured alive by the enemy or executed at close range, The Associated Press has learned, based on the conclusion of a military investigation. It found evidence he apparently fought to the end. … Continue reading APNewsBreak: US soldier ambushed in Niger wasn’t captured

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

WASHINGTON/October 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed … Continue reading Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger