By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2013
With the deployment of US troops and drones to Niger, a new stage in the imperialist recolonization of Africa is now in progress.
By Barry Grey, 23 February 2013
The action announced by Obama marks a major escalation of the drive by the United States and the other imperialist powers to recolonize Africa and gain direct control of its strategic natural resources.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 January 2013
Washington has secured an agreement with the government of Niger to establish a US military base in the Northwest African country, which borders Mali.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2013
After invading Mali, France has dispatched special forces troops to secure uranium mines in neighboring Niger run by the French state-owned nuclear power company Areva.
By Kumaran Ira, 28 September 2010
In recent weeks, French authorities have warned of a major risk of terrorist attack in France being prepared by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which recently claimed responsibility for kidnapping seven workers at French mining companies in Niger.
By Trevor Johnson, 1 September 2010
Niger in Western Africa has been hit by double disaster. According to the United Nations, more than 110,000 people have been affected by the severe rains in the second week of August and the flooding that followed.
By Barry Mason, 24 February 2010
The military have carried out a coup in the West African state of Niger, ousting incumbent President Mamadou Tandja in this former French colony.