Lake Chad Recedes to 'Catastrophic' Levels
[Deutsche Welle] Countries that share Lake Chad will be asking world leaders at the climate talks in Paris to help them transfer water from the Congo basin. The once rich lake has lost 90 percent of its water due to climate change.
MSF Assists Victims of New Wave of Violence in Diffa Region
[MSF] An attack on a village in the Diffa region of Niger on 25 November has left 18 dead and 16 wounded, according to local authorities. The wounded were treated on site by local health staff, while six people with severe injuries have been transferred to Diffa hospital with the help of a team from MSF.
Concern About Media Freedom in Niger After Five Arrests in Ten Days
[RSF] Newspaper editor Souleymane Salha has been in police custody since 23 November, when he became the fifth journalist to be arrested in the space of ten days in Niger. This is all the more shocking as Niger was one of the first countries to sign the Declaration of Table Mountain in 2011 calling for the decriminalization of media offences.
Secretary General of Niger Energy Ministry Reveals New Investment Opportunities At Oil Field in His Country
[SNA] Khartoum -The Secretary General of Niger Ministry of Energy, Dr. Halou Kane, announced that his country obtains new opportunities for investment in his country at the field of oil, indicating that Niger offers tax and customs exemptions for the investors.
Deadly Suicide Attack Rocks North
[Al Jazeera] At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide attack near the Nigerian border in Cameroon's Far North region, security sources have said.
Norway Vows to Strengthen Laws to Fight Modern Slavery By Signing UN Treaty
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Norway vowed on Wednesday to ramp up its fight against modern slavery, becoming the second country after Niger to approve a United Nations treaty designed to give countries the legal muscle to combat forced labour and trafficking.
Election Committee Acknowledges Errors in Voter Register
[CISA] Niamey -Niger's election committee on November 15 admitted to errors in its electoral lists three months before a presidential election.
MTN Not Paying Nigeria Fine Yet
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has reviewed the deadline for the payment of the N1,04 trillion (US$5,2 billion) fine it imposed on MTN for defying regulatory directives.
Leaders Divided at Europe-Africa Talks On Migrants
[Deutsche Welle] Political leaders at an EU-Africa summit in Malta remain divided over conditions for curbing a mass influx of migrants. Merkel said that a relationship with Africa includes aid but also 'clear demands and expectations.'
Migration Issues at Heart of Niger Media Workshop
[Panos Institute West Africa] Niamey -Ten Niger journalists from local and national media outlets are taking part in a five-day training in Niamey as part of an international effort to build a network of journalists skilled on reporting migration issues.
Tamanrasset - 274 Niger Nationals Repatriated
[Algerie Presse Service] Tamarasset -274 Niger nationals have been repatriated Thursday to their country from the reception centre of Tamanrasset, as part of a repatriation operation launched by the Algerian authorities on request of the Government of Niger, officials of the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) in Tamanrasset said.
Number of Malian Refugees in Niger Hits Post-Conflict High - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Thousands have fled tribal fighting, lawlessness and food shortages in eastern Mali in recent weeks, and the number of Malian refugees in Niger is now the largest since Mali's conflict erupted in 2012, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Number of Malian Refugees in Niger Reaches New High
[UNHCR] Geneva -The number of Malian refugees in Niger has reached its highest level since conflict erupted there in 2012, with thousands fleeing eastern Mali in recent weeks despite the signing of a recent peace accord, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Boko Haram Violence in Lake Chad Could Fuel Refugee Crisis - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Boko Haram violence in the drought and flood-stricken swamplands of Lake Chad, which has destroyed livelihoods, torn communities apart and forced millions to flee their homes, could worsen Europe's migration crisis, a United Nations official has warned.
The Quiet Americans
[IRIN] Nairobi -Kitting out a Nigerien army unit is not what most humanitarians would consider the best response to Boko Haram. But for the NGO Spirit of America, it is precisely the sort of muscular aid - along with more traditional wealth-generating development projects - that's needed to tackle the militants.
Number of Malian Refugees in Niger Reaches New High Despite War's End
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Leo Dobbs - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 10 November 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Resilience Project Starts Bearing Fruit
[WFP] Darey -Joyful villagers sit under a community hangar, smiling broadly. The topic of their conversation? The harvest season. It is raining constantly and the harvest outlook is encouraging, provided that rains do not stop halfway through the season. The villagers are not happy only about the abundant rains. Thanks to the resilience project funded by Food for Peace and implemented by the World Food Programme and FAO, they work to rehabilitate their land for agriculture and are able to cultivate close to home.
Over Dzd600 Million to Support Niger, Mali Nationals in Illegal Situation in Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -A budget of over DZD600 million have been allocated in two years to take care of Niger and Mali nationals, being in illegal situation in Algeria, said Tuesday Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women's Affairs Mounia Meslem.
Elections - 11,000 Nigeriens to Vote From Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Ahead of the Niger Republic elections slated for February 21st 2016, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Diaspora including Nigeria, Sidilghabit Ahmat Tarwaq, has said that about 11,000 Nigeriens living in Nigeria are to participate in the elections.
Lamamra Meets With Minister of State At Niger Presidency
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra held discussions, Monday in Algiers, with the Minister of State at the Niger Presidency, Mohamed Bazoum.