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Niger: Landlocked country in West Africa
Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is a unitary state bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. It covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2 (490,000 sq mi), making it the largest landlocked country in West Africa and the second largest landlocked nation in Africa behind Chad. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara. Its predominantly Muslim population of about 25 million lives mostly in clusters in the south and west of the country. The capital Niamey is located in Niger's southwest corner.

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West African bloc lifts sanctions on Niger, Guinea and Mali [Video]

West African bloc lifts sanctions on Niger, Guinea and Mali

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West African bloc lifts sanctions on junta-led Niger [Video]

West African bloc lifts sanctions on junta-led Niger

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Niger's medicine shortage worsens as sanctions hit hard [Video]

Niger's medicine shortage worsens as sanctions hit hard

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Niger hints at new currency in ‘step out of colonialisation’ [Video]

Niger hints at new currency in ‘step out of colonialisation’

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Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso's withdrawal from ECOWAS 'no surprise' [Video]

Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso's withdrawal from ECOWAS 'no surprise'

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Instability in the Sahel: Exponential jihadist activity in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger [Video]

Instability in the Sahel: Exponential jihadist activity in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger

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US Secretary of State Heads to Africa on Four-Nation Tour [Video]

US Secretary of State Heads to Africa on Four-Nation Tour

US Secretary of State , Heads to Africa , on Four-Nation Tour. Al Jazeera reports that United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has opened a four-country tour of Africa meant to deepen..

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Solar power helps Niger’s capital keep power cuts at bay [Video]

Solar power helps Niger’s capital keep power cuts at bay

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Niger's ruling military junta has said it thwarted an overnight attempt by deposed President Mohamed Bazoum to escape detention.
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France to pull ambassador and troops out of Niger by end of the year

France will remove its 1,500 troops from Niger by the end of the year following the country's military coup earlier this year.
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'Leave as soon as possible': Centre's advice to Indian citizens in violence-hit Niger

As violence grips Niger, the Centre on Friday advised Indian citizens residing in the troubled African nation to leave the country "as soon as possibe"."In light of the prevailing situation, Indian..
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Ousted Niger president 'low on food' two weeks after military coup

Niger's deposed president is running out of food and facing other increasingly dire conditions two weeks after he was ousted in a military coup and put under house arrest, an adviser has said.
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Niger junta closes airspace as deadline to reinstate ousted president passes

Niger has closed its airspace until further notice citing the threat of military intervention from the West African regional bloc after coup leaders rejected a deadline to reinstate the country's..
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Niger coup: Deadline arrives for leaders to stand down and reinstate president

A deadline for Niger's coup leaders to stand down and reinstate the country's elected president has arrived.
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Niger's ousted president says he is a 'hostage' after military coup

President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger has claimed he is a "hostage" and that the entire Sahel region could fall to the Russians following the country's military coup.
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France evacuates Indian nationals from Niger

Following the military coup in Niger, the French Government evacuated over 990 of its citizens including Indian nationals over the past two days.
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UK reduces staff numbers at Niger embassy following military coup

Britain is reducing the number of staff at its embassy in Niger following last week's military coup.
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Mali and Burkina Faso threaten war over plans for military intervention in Niger

Mali and Burkina Faso have warned other West African nations that military intervention in Niger will be considered a declaration of warfare against them.
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Toppled Niger government encouraged French strikes to free president, junta claims

Niger's military junta, which has overthrown the country's elected leader, has claimed the ousted government authorised France to carry out strikes to free the president.
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How Wagner is providing cover for Putin in crisis-hit Niger

The spectacle of Russian flags waved by coup-supporters at Sunday's rally in Niamey, Niger, shows just how much Russia's effort to pitch itself as an anti-colonial flag bearer resonates.
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Niger joins list of Sahel African countries to experience military coups

Niger is the latest country in the Sahel region of northwest Africa to experience a military coup.
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Niger coup backers wave Russian flags as Wagner mercenary boss offers support

Thousands of supporters of the military junta that seized control in Niger in a coup have marched through the streets of the capital waving Russian flags and denouncing former colonial power France.
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General declares himself new leader of Niger after coup

The general who led a coup in Niger has declared himself the country's new leader.
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Military group in Niger claim to have overthrown president

A group of soldiers in Niger have claimed to have put an end to the government, hours after detaining President Mohamed Bazoum in the presidential palace.
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India steps-up military outreach to Africa with exercise & chiefs' conclave

Senior Army officers on Friday said the 10-day AFINDEX exercise, in which contingents from nine countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Niger, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) will take..
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