Tuesday’s World #1 – NIGER: asks U.S. to begin using armed drones

Daily News Article - December 5, 2017


1. For NIGER, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the videos under “Resources.”

2. For NIGER:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Why did Nigerien Defense Minister Kalla Mountari ask the U.S. to begin using armed drones in Niger earlier this month?
c) How many U.S. troops are currently in Niger?
d) What role does the U.S. military play in Niger?
e) Read the “Background” and watch the news report under “Resources.” Do you support the U.S. military presence in Niger? Do you support the use of armed drones in Niger for the stated purpose? Explain your answers.