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2015-01-31 Nema Delivers Relief Items to Nigerian Refugees in Niger
[Independent (Lagos)]Abuja -The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered 540 metric tonnes of assorted relief items approved by the Federal Government to Nigerian refugees in the Republic of Niger.

2015-01-29 Algeria, Niger Join Forces Against Terrorism
[Magharebia]Algiers -Algeria and Niger on Monday (January 26th) agreed to work together in the fight against terrorism.

2015-01-28 Algeria, Niger for Political Solution to Libyan Crisis
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Niger called, in a joint communiqué made public on Wednesday, at the end of the State visit paid to Algiers by Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, for a political solution to the Libyan crisis.

2015-01-28 Algeria, Niger Reaffirm Support to UN Efforts for Self-Determination of Saharawi People
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria and Niger reaffirm, in a joint statement issued on Tuesday at the end of the state visit of Niger's President MahamadouIssoufou to Algeria, at the invitation of President of the Republic AbdelazizBouteflika, their support to the efforts of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reach a mutually acceptable peaceful solution to the Western Sahara conflict."

2015-01-27 Algeria, Niger Seek to Enhance Energy Cooperation
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Minister of Energy Youcef Yousfi brought up Monday with Niger's Minister of Oil and Energy, Foumakoye Gado, in Algiers, the development of energy cooperation between the two countries.

2015-01-27 Refugee Camp Ban Lifted As Record Numbers Flee Boko Haram
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -The Niger government has lifted a ban on refugee camps in the south of the country as record numbers flee Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Nigeria.

2015-01-28 State, Niger Support Process to Operationalize Peace, Security Architecture in Sahel
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Niger support the process of Nouakchott aimed at operationalizing peace and security architecture in the Sahel region and particularly Mali and Libya, said a joint communiqué published Tuesday at the end of the State visit paid to Algeria by Niger's President Mahamadou Issouffou at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

2015-01-28 Niger's President Visits Farm, Logistics Military Base in Blida
[Algerie Presse Service]Blida -President of the Republic of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou, who is on a State visit to Algeria, headed Wednesday for Blida, where he visited the Chabi brothers' farm and the packaging unit of this farm in Boufarik as well as the logistics military base in Ben Merad.

2015-01-27 President Bouteflika Holds Discussions With Niger's Leader
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika held discussions Monday in Algiers with his Niger's counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou, who is on a state visit to Algeria.

2015-01-27 Niger's First Lady Visits Tipasa's Shelter for Women Victims of Violence
[Algerie Presse Service]Tipasa (algeria) -The First Lady of Niger who is also President of the Niger Foundation Tattali Iyali (i.e. taking care of family) Malika Issoufou visited , Monday, the shelter for young women and women victims of violence and in distress located in Bou Ismail (Tipasa).

2015-01-26 Niger President Starts Three-Day State Visit to Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of Niger Republic Mahamadou Issoufou started Sunday a three-day state visit to Algeria, leading an important delegation, at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

2015-01-26 Bilateral Cooperation, Its Revitalization On Agenda of Niger's President Visit to Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The State visit that will be paid by Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou to Algeria as from Sunday will allow the two countries to broach issues relating to the bilateral cooperation and examine ways to revitalize it, said a diplomatic source.

2015-01-26 Niger's President Visits SNVI Complex of Rouiba
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, who is on a State visit to Algeria, visited Sunday afternoon the National Company for Industrial Company (SNVI) of Rouiba (east of Algiers).

2015-01-23 WCC Condemns Attacks On Churches in Niger
[WCC]Attacks in Niger, resulting in the destruction of more than 70 churches and the killing of an undetermined number of people, were strongly condemned by the World Council of Churches (WCC). These events have come as repercussions following the Charlie Hebdo attack and the "Je suis Charlie" campaign in support of the controversial French weekly publication.

2015-01-22 Time for More International Community Attention and Action
[African Arguments]With less than a month to go before its national elections, Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon.

2015-01-21 State Dept. On Violence in Niger
[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2015-01-21 Police Attack Media Instead of Protecting Them
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that privately-owned media were attacked by police during demonstrations in Niamey on 17 and 18 January although President Mahamadou Issoufou has assured the international community he is committed to media freedom.

2015-01-20 UN Condemns Boko Haram Attacks, Urges African Nations to Act
[Deutsche Welle]For the first time, the UN Security Council has condemned Boko Haram's attacks as a whole. The Islamist group poses a threat to the region, the council has warned, urging African nations to act.

2015-01-19 Niger Police Fire Tear Gas As Charlie Hebdo Opponents Take to the Streets
[Deutsche Welle]Police in Niger have fired tear gas on protestors participating in a banned opposition demonstration. At least 10 people have died after riots began in protest of Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.

2015-01-19 UN Agency Urges Halt in Nigerian Refugee Repatriation Amid Mounting Violence in Country
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today called on the Governments of Niger and Nigeria to suspend the repatriation of hundreds of refugees who have fled escalating hostilities in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state, warning that their return would once again plunge them into the heart of the country's brutal and ongoing conflict.

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