Republic in Western Africa

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Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin to the southwest, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000Β km2 (490,000Β sqΒ mi), making it the largest country in West Africa. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of about 21 million live mostly in clusters in the far south and west of the country. The capital and largest city is Niamey, located in Niger's southwest corner.

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NIAMEY, Niger (AP) β€” Niger's defense ministry says 17 soldiers have been killed and 11 are missing after an ambush by jihadists. The attack took place on..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on Niger soldiers near the Mali border, the group’s Amaq news agency said, without providing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The bodies of 11 missing Nigerien soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near the Mali border,..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

The death toll from an ambush on Nigerien troops near the Mali border has risen to 28, an army spokesman said on Thursday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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