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AQIM Threat to Western Companies
In early May, al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a threat against Western companies operating anywhere from “Libya to Mauritania,”…

2018: Upcoming Major Elections in Africa
Elections in Africa often increase the possibility of civil unrest. Even in instances when the electoral process goes relatively smoothly, some…

Niger Security and Terrorism Update
Shifting alliances and affiliations among terrorist groups, as well as the emergence of new extremist elements, have created a dynamic security…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Niamey (Niger), Heightened Security Around Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
During Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr security measures in Niger remain heightened due to ongoing and persistent threats posed by extremist groups. U.S.…

Security Alert: Niamey (Niger), Terrorist Threat to Diffa Region
Terrorists may attack targets in Diffa Region, to include areas where security forces or Westerners may be present.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Niamey (Niger), Terrorist Groups may be Targeting…
The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that terrorist groups may be targeting Westerners in Niger’s Diffa region for kidnapping.