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United Nations General Assembly

Niger assumes presidency of UN Security Council for September

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Gunmen

8 killed in gunmen attack in Niger, including 6 French

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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

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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...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

Ghanaian president urges local strategies to combat COVID-19 in Africa

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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...
police

Two Nigeriens COVID-19 victims sent back to police

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The two Nigeriens who tested positive to COVID-19 and were transferred from a Police holding facility of the Accra District Police to the...
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COVID-19 crisis: IOM steps in to rescue 2,371 stranded migrants in Niger

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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

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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...
Somalia

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

ECOWAS, Monetary Zones and the Dialectics of Regional Integration

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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...
G5 Sahel Force

Morocco expresses support for G5 Sahel Force

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Morocco expressed on Thursday in New York its "full support" to G5 Sahel Force chaired this year by Burkina Faso, Morocco's official news agency...
African Union 12th Extraordinary Summit to Launch the AfCFTA in Niger, July 4, 2019

African Free Trade Area Launched in Niger

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55-nation bloc seeks to fuel economies around the continent On July 4 the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) was held in Niamey,...
Confederation Of Africa Athletics

Africa Jr. Athletics Championship: Mauritania, Niger and DRC Out

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Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) said Tuesday Mauritania, Niger and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will miss the continental junior championships after they failed...
Violence

Niger: UN reports of increasing violence

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The Diffa region of southeastern Niger has seen a spike in violence and displacement, which caused at least 88 civilian deaths last month, a...
Medical

Chinese Medical Aid Team Departs for Niger and Comoros

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A total of 33 medical staff from south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region left for Niger and the Comoros on Friday to reinforce Chinese...
Ghana Parade

Niger’s President Will Be Attending Ghana’s 62nd Independence Parade

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President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, will be the Special Guest of Honour at Ghana's 62nd Independence Anniversary Parade at the Aliu Mahama Sports...

Netherlands To Increase Investment In Sustainable Development For Niger

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The Netherlands will be increasing its investment in sustainable development for Niger over the next several years. As part of this, Minister for Foreign...
Lassa Fever

WHO supports five countries to combat Lassa Fever Outbreaks

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The World Health Organization (WHO) support five countries in Western Africa to fight Lassa Fever outbreaks. With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of...
Buhari

Saving the Shrinking Lake Chad, Italy and Buhari Discuss Transaqua

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Italian Prime Minister Conte Discusses Development with Presidents of Chad and Niger Giuseppe Conte made a two-day visit to Niger and Chad, two countries members...

Libya: 164 illegal Immigrants Willingly Repatriate to Niger

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said that 164 illegal immigrants from Niger have been voluntarily deported from Libya to their country. "Altogether...
African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat (L) shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi before their meeting in Beijing on February 8, 2018.

Nation State vs Ethnicity: AU Chairman and African Leaders Congratulate China’s “Dark Side” of...

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China is Making History with Moon Landing Senegalese President Macky Sall congratulated China for the success of its Chang’e-4 mission to deploy a lunar rover...

Libya : The Most Generous Country In the World- CAF World Giving Index

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According to World- CAF World Giving Index, numerous people across the world are helping strangers and volunteering their time, to them but...

ECOWAS Protocol On Free Movement And Trans-border Security In West Africa

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Mr. Eric Tetteh-Addison, Director of Research at the Ministry of Transport, has said, it would be a mirage if the integration of the free...
United Nation

Addis Ababa Hosts UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

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The United Nations Integrated Strategy and its Support Plan for the Sahel (2018-2022) is to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on may 13. It...