Niger border force backed
Germany and the Netherlands have pledged to fund special forces in Niger to control its border and prevent illegal migration, the EU's security mission in the country said on Thursday. Niger is a transit country for thousands of migrants heading to Libya and Algeria, key hubs for migrants trying to reach Europe. Under the new plan, the two European nations will disburse US$11.4m to finance the new force, according to EUCAP Sahel, which provides support for Niger security forces. The funds would be used for training and equipping hundreds of Niger police officers.
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