The UAE's involvement in Libya is about preserving the Emirati monarchy thousands of kilometres away.
A woman set off explosives in a crowd in Kaiga-Kindjiria, a town that has been attacked by Boko Haram militants in the past.
France and five Sahel region nations agree to combine forces against militants in volatile region, leaders say after a summit in Pau, southwest France, with President Macron pledging 220 more troops to reinforce Barkhane operation.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
The withdrawal of US troops from West Africa will affect the region as well as the militarisation in Africa
"Heavily-armed terrorists" target convoy in western region of Tillaberi, killing seven police personnel and seven national guards, interior ministry says.
France’s security failure in the Sahel has caused popular anger towards the former colonial power as many chant: 'Get out France, we don’t want to see you here.'
The attack was carried out by heavily-armed terrorists in the western Tillaberi region. "A substantial number of terrorists were neutralised," the defence ministry said. Niger extended a partial emergency in place since 2017 for another three months.
Militants have attacked a Niger military camp near the border with Mali with shelling and mortars, say security sources.
The Sahel region sees a tenfold increase in the number of deaths in militant attacks while France urges other countries to do more.
The former French colony in the Sahel region of Africa, Niger, is looking to rid its national anthem of any remnants of French colonisation.
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