The United States is investing at least $50 million in a new drone base in central Niger, which would provide a hub for counterterrorism operations against a plethora of Islamist groups in the region.
Congress has already approved a $50 million request for the base in its defense budget passed in November 2015, but investigative reporting site The Intercept reported that the cost could rise as high as $100 million.
Boko Haram are no longer in a position to seize a single town in Niger, a Niger government minister said on Saturday, following a regional effort to boost the fight against the Islamist group. Thousands of troops from Niger and Chad...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to provide $5 million to help support a regional military force fighting Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a state department official said on Tuesday.
NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States has sent more than 30 troops to central Niger to help train local forces to fight Islamist militants, state TV and security sources said on Friday.
The United States is investing in a military air base capable of deploying drones in Niger's central city of Agadez, the Pentagon confirmed. The United States already has a military presence in the country's southwestern capital of ...