Niger’s Mali Border: another Brewing Crisis to Watch

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MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker reports that the West African Islamist militant organization MUJAO (Mouvement pour l’Unicité et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest) has hit the western Niger territory of Tillabéri in twice occasions recently. The first terror attack took place on October 30th, 2014, and the second on November 19th, 2014. The attacks resulted in the death of at least 13 people, including 10 soldiers of the Niger military.

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