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CSPA Implementation Tracker

Country Profiles

Monitoring U.S. government efforts to leverage arms sales and military assistance to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers
Part of the Child Soldiers Project


Country Profile
Years Listed

Each shaded box corresponds to a year the country appeared on the CSPA list and what types of waivers it received, if any.

Niger appeared on the CSPA list in 2018. The U.S. president fully waived CSPA prohibitions against the provision of U.S. arms sales and military assistance to Niger, resulting in the provision of more than $33.1 million in arms sales and military assistance in FY2019.

Specifically, the president waived more than $23 million in Direct Commercial Sales, more than $4.2 million in Excess Defense Articles, more than $1.3 million in International Military Education and Training, and more than $4.4 million in Section 1206 or Section 333 assistance.

According to the U.S. State Department, the government of Niger provided material and logistical support to the Imghad Tuareg and Allies Self-Defense Group (GATIA), a Mali-based non-state armed group that has recruited and used child soldiers. Niger’s security forces reportedly coordinated military operations with GATIA in 2018 while the group was confirmed to be using and recruiting child soldiers. By May 2019, the government reportedly ended its support for GATIA and pressed the group to stop child soldier use and recruitment.

For more information, see the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report and Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. More information on the situation in Niger can also be found in the U.N. Secretary-General’s  annual report on Children and Armed Conflict.

Total Waived and Prohibited

Since the CSPA took effect.

Niger CSPA Country Profile

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Country- and program-level data on the number and type of national interest waivers granted, as well as the amount of arms sales and military assistance waived.

Amounts and Waivers by Program

Amount Waived and Prohibited by Fiscal Year & Program

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