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Niger: Former President Mamadou Tandja dies at the age of 82

The former President of Niger Mamadou “Baba” Tandja, who had led the country from 1999 to 2010, when he was overthrown by a putsch, died Tuesday, November 24 in Niamey at the age of 82 years. A three-day mourning period will be observed throughout the country. A look back at the life of a man […]

Niger: Justice maintains the criminal record of the opponent Hama Amadou

The opposition leader was sentenced on 13 March 2017 to a year in prison for handling children in particular. Impossible to erase this sentence from Hama Amadou’s criminal record, writes the president of the Court of Appeal of Niamey in a letter. Hama Amadou’s lawyer rejects his arguments and fears a manoeuvre to prevent his […]

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Terror: Abduction of an American in southern Niger

A US national, Philip Walton, was abducted in southern Niger during the night of Monday to Tuesday by six assailants. The American national who was abducted had been living for a year in the Massalata fiefdom, not far from the border with Nigeria. According to the governor of the region of Tahoua, Abdourahamane Moussa, six […]

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Niger: The main opposition party in the middle of a leadership struggle

The legal battle over the leadership of the main opposition party, Moden Fa Lumana, continues in Niger. The High Court of Niamey issued an order on Tuesday ordering Noma Oumarou to stop behaving as the party’s president. The decision of the Niamey High Court ordered “the cessation of the manifestly unlawful disturbance created by Noma […]

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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 […]

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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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