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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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Niger to open export-processing zone

Niger has announced a plan to set up an export-processing zone to become more attractive and indirectly increase its economic comfort. According to communiqué released by the government, the main interest in creating a free zone in Niger is to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty. “The development of a free zone is an important […]

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Ghana to host African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) has selected Ghana as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area. The announcement was made on Sunday, 7 July 2019, during the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after Ghana […]

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Niger: At least 55 die in a blast of fuel tanker

At least 55 people lost their lives on Monday after a fuel tanker went off in capital Niamey, reports say. A tanker carrying fuel out of the capital, capsized on a rail way as it exited Niamey. The accident took place not far from the Niamey international airport. Several people gathered around the vehicle to […]

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