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2.3 million people in Niger could face food insecurity in months – UN

The number of food-insecure people in Niger during the coming months could reach 2.3 million people, UN humanitarians said on Friday. About...
Mohamed Bazoum, candidate of the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, speaks after voting at a polling station in Niamey, Niger, Feb. 21, 2021. Voting for the second round of Niger's presidential election began on Sunday as more than 7.4 million Nigeriens are expected at polling stations to choose the successor of the outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou. (Xinhua)

Niger government foils attempted coup

An attempted coup was foiled early Wednesday morning in Niamey, the capital of Niger, government spokesperson Zakaria Abdourahaman said in a press release on...

Day of mourning after at least 58 people die in an attack in Niger

dpa/GNA - At least 58 people have been killed in a massacre in Niger in West Africa. A day of mourning has been declared...
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Nigerian northern state closes schools over insecurity

Nigeria's north-central state of Niger has announced a decision to close all public secondary schools in the state for two weeks pending security assessment...
The outgoing Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou casts his vote at a polling station in Niamey, Niger, Feb. 21, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Nigeriens vote peacefully in second round of presidential election

Voting for the second round of Niger's presidential election began on Sunday as more than 7.4 million Nigeriens are expected at polling stations to...
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Ghana gifts Niger electoral materials

Ghana has presented 100,000 units of election thumbprints pads to the Republic of Niger to support its second round of Presidential elections scheduled for...
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Liberia does not have an army – Liberia has a brigade and here’s why

The Liberian people deserve to know the truth ahead of Armed Forces Day on February 11. Liberians remain very vulnerable to heightened insecurity including...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief calls for peaceful elections in Niger

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for peaceful and safe legislative and presidential elections in Niger, said his spokesman. Recalling the peaceful conduct of...
African Union (AU)

AU deploys electoral observers in CAR and Niger

The African Union (AU) has deployed election observers in Central African Republic (CAR) and Niger, for the general elections scheduled to take place on...

Niger adds 79 COVID-19 cases

Niger on Tuesday confirmed 79 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 2,803, said the Ministry of Public Health. Meanwhile, with...
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Ghana to meet Niger in the 2020 WAFU championship

The Black Satellites of Ghana will.meet Niger in the next stage of the Zone B of the 2020 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Tournament...

Niger adds 39 COVID-19 cases

Niger on Saturday confirmed 39 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 2,199, said the country's Ministry of Public Health. Meanwhile,...

Niger adds 48 COVID-19 cases

Niger on Thursday confirmed 48 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 2,126, said the country's Ministry of Public Health. Meanwhile,...

Niger adds 91 COVID-19 cases

Niger on Wednesday confirmed 91 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 2,078, said the country's Ministry of Public Health. ...
United Nations General Assembly

Niger assumes presidency of UN Security Council for September

Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, on Tuesday assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for September, when the 75th...
Boko Haram

Multinational force hand over 94 rescued persons to Nigeria

A multinational force comprising troops from Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, have handed over to Nigeria's Borno state 94 persons who were rescued...
The spokesperson of the mutineers, Col. Maj. Ismael Wague (C) speaks during a press conference in Kati, near Bamako, Mali, on Aug. 19, 2020. Mali's mutinous soldiers on Wednesday announced the creation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) to lead a political transition toward general elections following the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the dissolution of the National Assembly and the government. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Bamako regains serenity after mutiny condemned by international community

The city of Bamako regained its serenity on Wednesday, after a mutiny at the Soundiata Keita military camp led to the forced resignation of...

Gunmen kill at least 14 in Nigeria attack

Police authorities in Nigeria on Thursday confirmed at least 14 people were killed when gunmen invaded a village in the country's north-central state...

8 killed in gunmen attack in Niger, including 6 French

Eight people including six French tourists and two Nigeriens (a guide and a driver) were killed on Sunday by armed individuals in the...
United Nations

UN, partners aid Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger hit by conflict, COVID-19

The United Nations and humanitarian agencies are helping 1.2 million internally displaced people and 107,000 refugees in the border areas of the Central Sahel...
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Ghanaian president urges local strategies to combat COVID-19 in Africa

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged leaders in Africa to fashion out local strategies to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak...

Two Nigeriens COVID-19 victims sent back to police

The two Nigeriens who tested positive to COVID-19 and were transferred from a Police holding facility of the Accra District Police to the...

COVID-19 crisis: IOM steps in to rescue 2,371 stranded migrants in Niger

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

128 refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said it evacuated 128 refugees from Libya to Niger. "In the 1st evacuation of the...

Ethiopia and Niger release UN humanitarian response plan to help “most vulnerable”

The government of Ethiopia and the government of Niger, along with the UN and its partners, have released the humanitarian response plan for 2020,...

Mali-Burikna Faso-Niger border has become epicenter of crisis

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that border area of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger had become the epicenter...
Cameroon and Chad

3 million people in Niger need aid due to multiple crises

Nearly 3 million people in impoverished Niger, more than half of them children, are in need of assistance because of multiple, simultaneous emergencies, the...
Cameroon and Chad

At least 22 people killed in stampede in southeast Niger

At least 22 people were killed on Monday in a stampede in a stampede in Diffa, southeast Niger, local media reported. According...
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116 illegal immigrants deported from Libya to Niger

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday that 116 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Niger. A total...

ECOWAS, Monetary Zones and the Dialectics of Regional Integration

Currency reforms must be linked to genuine unity and sovereignty There has been much discussion and debate over the potential for adoption of a new...