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U.S. to withdraw troops from Chad, Niger

WASHINGTON | Xinhua | The Pentagon has confirmed that the United States will withdraw most of its troops stationed in the African countries of Chad and Niger. “Do we have to adjust sometimes based on the dynamics? Yes, we do,” U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Brown …

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France to withdraw soldiers from Niger within days

Paris, France | Xinhua | “This week,” France will begin withdrawing its soldiers deployed in Niger, the French Joint Defense Staff said on Thursday. “We will begin our disengagement operation this week, in good order, safely and in coordination with the Nigeriens,” the French military headquarters was quoted by the …

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Cranes in last chance saloon vs Niger in AFCON

✳ Uganda vs Niger – 10pm Marrakech, Morocco | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Cranes are set to play their crucial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Niger at the Grande Stade de Marrakech Annex in Marrakech, Morocco this evening. Niger, hosting their home games away from home due to …

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Ochaya rallies Cranes fans ahead of Niger game tomorrow

Marrakech, Morocco | THE INDEPENDENT | Veteran Uganda Cranes defender, Joseph Ochaya, has appealed for the support of fans ahead of their crucial match against Niger in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for September 7th, 2023. Ochaya conveyed his plea after a training session on Monday night at …

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Micho names final squad, four strikers for Niger game

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four strikers have been named in Uganda Cranes’ final squad for the AFCON qualifiers game against Niger. Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin Micho Sredojević named the squad hours before the team sets off for their do-or-die encounter that will be hosted at the Grand Stade Marrakech …

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UN agencies, NGOs banned from working in Niger operation zones

Niamey, Niger | Xinhua | UN agencies and non-governmental organizations have been barred from working in military “operation zones,” Niger’s Interior Ministry said Thursday. This is “due to the current security situation and the ongoing operational engagement of the Nigerien Armed Forces,” the ministry said in a statement. Niger has been, …

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Niger’s junta orders French ambassador to leave within 48 hours

Niamey, Niger | Xinhua | Niger’s junta has ordered the French ambassador to Niger to leave the country within 48 hours, according to a press release issued by Niger’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on Friday. The junta decided to revoke the accreditation of the French ambassador, Sylvain Itte, following …

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ECOWAS special envoys meet Niger’s ousted president, junta leader

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Saturday met Niger’s junta leader Abdourahamane Tchiani and the ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, a Nigerian presidential spokesperson said. The ECOWAS special envoys to Niger have returned to the Nigerien capital, Niamey, to continue their …

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