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The 57th ECOWAS Summit opens this morning in Niamey

Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States are meeting this Monday, September 7 in Niamey. The meeting will be devoted to the political and security situation in the region. This Summit is the first to physically bring together the Heads of State and Government of the Sub-Regional Organization since the outbreak […]

Niger: Murderous attack costs lives to 6 French and two Nigeriens

Eight dead in an attack on a humanitarian organization vehicle in Niger. Two Nigeriens and six Frenchmen lost their lives this Sunday. The vehicle in which they were travelling was targeted by armed men on motorcycles. They fled. Nigerien security forces are carrying out sweep operations, assisted by the French army. The victims were on […]

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Niger: Petrol shortage in the country after a dispute between the State and Soraz Company

The oil refining company Soraz, majority owned by China, cut off the petrol tap at the Nigerien Petroleum Products Company (Sonidep) for unpaid invoices, preventing the latter from honoring its commitments to its customers and imposing a shortage on Nigeriens. If this conflict is not resolved, significant financial losses are feared on both sides, with […]

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ECOWAS calls for extraordinary summit on July 27 over political crisis in Mali

The mission of the five West African Heads of State led by the current President of ECOWAS, Mahamadou Issoufou, ended on Thursday evening, 23 July. If the latter does not “despair” of finding a compromise, for the opposition, the lines have not changed. ECOWAS has renewed its support for President IBK. First to land in […]

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Togo initiates a rapprochement with Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has been on the continent since Monday for a visit to Niger, Equatorial Guinea and Togo, where the Turkish diplomat spent a few hours to sign three agreements and announce the forthcoming opening of a Turkish embassy in Lomé. This is the first visit by a Turkish official of this […]

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Covid-19: Fifteen African countries threatened by a food crisis, FAO and WFP warned

According to a joint analysis by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 15 “at-risk” African countries are threatened by a food crisis. These are the countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, […]

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Niger loses one of its press pioneer

Mamane Abou, journalist and a pioneer of the Nigerien press, died on Monday in Niamey at the age of 72. He was the editor of the weekly Le Républicain, one of Niger’s leading newspapers. He contributed greatly to the development of investigative journalism and a free press in his country. Mamane Abou, a Tuareg and […]

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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

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Schools reopen in several African countries

Several African countries, including Niger, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Tanzania, have started gradual reopening of schools. Primary school pupils were back to school on Monday June 1 in Niger, while Kindergartens remain closed. The schools had been closed since March 20 with the first coronavirus cases in the country. To ensure social distancing, the classes […]

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France adopted the bill rectifying the end of CFA franc

The bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday 20 May in the Council of Ministers by the French government. This text formally validates the transformation of the West African currency which will change its name to eco. It is a new step after the announcement made on December 21 by […]

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