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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 […]

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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Iswap claims two terrorist attacks in Niger on May 3

The Nigerien Ministry of Defense says two attacks occurred on Sunday. One at midday: the army claims to have intercepted “a column of vehicles coming from Tumbun Fulani”, a locality 24km north-east of Bosso. The second attack occurred around 5:45 p.m., at the border crossing with Nigeria. The Nigerien Ministry of Defense deplores two deaths […]

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Niger and Congo receive their consignment of Malagasy product against Covid 19

After Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Congo-Brazzaville have in turn received a donation of Covid-Organics, this decoction based on artemisia, which the Malagasy president praises for its curative virtues against coronavirus. For Niger, the announcement was made yesterday by the Ministry of Health. The products are contained in sachets ready to be “administered in […]

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Niger’s Minister of Employment dies of coronavirus

Aged 55, Niger’s Minister of Employment and Labor, Mohamed Ben Omar, died in Niamey of coronavirus. He had been admitted to hospital several days ago. Mohamed Ben Omar held several ministerial posts: Communication, Higher Education, and finally Employment. He was the founding father of the Social Democratic Party, the PSD. “It is with a heart […]

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Chad: President Idriss Deby joins new operation against Boko Haram

Chad’s President, Idriss Deby Itno has joined the country’s soldiers in the frontline of the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the country. The Central African nation has launched a new anti-terror operation in the Lake Chad region against Boko Haram last week. “We launched the “Wrath of Bomo” operation. We must defeat terrorism to […]

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US calls for cut in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

The US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Cherith Norman has called for a new approach to address the growing instability in Mali. Norman has called on Wednesday the Security Council to reduce the size of the 15,000 strong peacekeeping force in Mali. According to her, it was time to recognize that peacekeeping missions were […]

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Niger: President fires army chief after extremists’ attacks

The president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou has fired the head of the army after two of the country’s deadliest attacks killed over 160 soldiers. Ahmed Mohamed led the army for over two years. He was replaced by Major General Salifou Modi, the government announced after a cabinet meeting. Militant attacks in Niger have risen over […]

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Niger: French President to honor massacred soldiers

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected in Niger on December 22, 2019 to pay tribute to the 71 Nigerien soldiers killed during the December 10 attack near the Malian border. According to the French Presidency, President Emmanuel Macron and his Nigerian counterpart, Issoufou Mahamadou, will discuss security issues as a prelude to a mini-summit in […]

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Public finances: Niger receives a €35 million grant from AFD

The French Development Agency (AFD) will grant Niger €35 million, or 23 billion FCFA, to support the Sahel country in implementing reforms in the management of public finances. This assistance, which is part of Domestic Resource Mobilization, will be spread over a six-year period. As a first step, €30 million will be allocated to the […]

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