Niamey Niger Events
Armed forces from Niger and France have been deployed to pursue gunmen who have killed one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations. The French government has warned citizens against travelling to Niger's capital Niamey after gunmen with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIS) terror group carried out an attack on the vast West African country. The victims were on a day trip, with many expats taking day trips to see the only wild giraffes still alive in the Sahel.
Armed soldiers from the Niger National Guard were protecting a convoy crossing the Sahara from northern Niger to Libya when an overloaded truck destined for work on a mine crashed into the convoy. This moisture zone is called the "moisture zone," an area where water flows into Niger in the form of W. This moisture zone, which normally runs from north to south, forms the few areas where water still flows in and out of Niger. It is the only source of water in Niger and one of its most important sources of drinking water.
France has sent 5,100 troops to fight the growing insurgency there, and more than 2,000 National Guard troops are in the country. Local Sahel forces, including Niger's army, police, National Guard and local militias, are also battling the extremists.
In recent months, there have been reports that the Shekau faction has established bases in northwestern Nigeria, particularly in the state of Niger. Meanwhile, several attacks were carried out in January in Kaduna state, which lies roughly between Niger and Sokoto state, and in the north of the country.
Sokoto is also being considered by the ISWA branch in Borno, which said in Sokoto that attacks were being organized along the border with Niger. Niger has declared a state of emergency in the region after an attack in the town of Ouallam killed at least 15 Nigerien soldiers. The Nigerian government accuses Ghana of being involved in the attacks. The Ghanaian government denied the allegations, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense on April 21.
The Islamic State has claimed the beheading of a European tourist in Morocco as an attack by its supporters. US troops have been in Niger for more than a decade to help strengthen their military partners, which they have done in Africa since shortly after September 11, but will do more as the Department of Defense shifts its counterterrorism focus to the continent. Its presence and perceived threat to regional stability have been used since 2002 to justify its presence in the region, where it has been involved in training and equipping the country's military.
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You are also welcome to participate in the regular events and activities that take place in Niger. Join one of our trips abroad to visit the country's most popular tourist attractions, such as the National Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Niger National Park.
Small and large markets are also worth a visit, as is the National Museum, which includes botanical gardens and a zoo, and the Hippodrome, where horse and camel races are often held. There are some of the country's most popular tourist attractions, such as the Natural History Museum and Niger National Park.
Friends of Niger pays tribute to Sue Rosenfeld, who has spent many years in Niger, and welcomes all Britons living in and around Niger. Search our high-quality expat network to find like-minded expats in United Kingdom and Niger; sign up for membership and browse the InterNations Places database for Niger to find out about the country's history, culture, history and tourism, as well as local events and events.
It is worth noting that Sue has been a member of the board of the Friends of Niger since 2006 as a Niger liaison member. It has been actively involved in the organisation's activities in Niger and many other countries.
She also led the organisation's activities in Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon, Mauritania and Nigeria. She is also a board member of the National Association of Nigerians in Africa (NAN) and the African Union.
Niger is the largest nation in West Africa in physical size, represented by its capital, Niamey, and other major cities and municipalities in the country. It is also the administrative, economic and cultural center of the countries and home to the National Assembly of Nigerians in Africa (NAN) and the African Union. It is also a member of a number of international organisations, including the United Nations, the European Union and UNICEF. Rather than regarding Niger as an outpost in the global war on terror, it should focus on the local and regional environment in which these groups operate, and where the brunt of increased military action is felt.