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As Growing Militancy in the Sahel Encroaches, Can Niger Hold Strong?

Jul 19, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
A desert scene in Niger. The desert nation has established stronger security measures than neighboring Mali, Libya and Chad -- all of which are facing fast-expanding jihadist movements. But militants have already started to prioritize efforts in Niger.

NIGER - CIRCA 2003: Air plateau, granite and volcanic massif, Niger. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

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The desert nation has established stronger security measures than neighboring Mali, Libya and Chad -- all of which are facing fast-expanding jihadist movements. But militants have already started to prioritize efforts in Niger....

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