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2014-11-19 Niger's First Ambassador to Seychelles Promises to Build Strong Diplomatic Ties
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria, Seychelles -Rakiatou Mayaki is the first ambassador of Niger to Seychelles following the presentation of her credentials to the Seychelles President James Michel at State House, Victoria, this morning.

2014-11-18 Rakiatou Mayaki Premier Ambassadeur Du Niger Aux Seychelles
[Government of Seychelles]Le premier ambassadeur de la République du Niger auprès de la République des Seychelles, son excellence Madame Rakiatou Mayaki, a présenté, ce mardi matin, ses lettres de créance au Président James Michel à State House, en présence du Secrétaire d'Etat au Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, l'Ambassadeur Barry Faure, et le Conseiller diplomatique à la Présidence, l'Ambassadeur Callixte d'Offay.

2014-11-17 Airtime Advance Firm Expands to Asian Markets
[CAJ News]Cape Town -NANO Airtime, the local mobile financial services company that provides airtime loans and similar value added services to the telecommunication industry, disclosed plans to introduce its popular Airtime Credit Service (ACS) offering to Asian markets in the coming weeks.

2014-11-14 Malaria - MSF Provides Preventive Treatment to 735,000 Children in Niger, Mali and Chad
[MSF]Seasonal malaria chemoprevention treatment (SMC) has shown extremely promising results in reducing the burden of malaria in young children in the Sahel region of Africa, according to international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

2014-11-12 Algeria Locks Down South-Eastern Border
[Magharebia]Algiers -With Libya in turmoil and fresh terror attacks in Mali and Niger, Algeria is working to ensure Sahel jihadists can't cross the southern frontier.

2014-11-12 Insurgency - 20,000 More People Relocate to Niger Republic
[Daily Trust]About 20, 000 Nigerians from Borno State have relocated to Niger Republic due to persistent attacks by the members of Boko Haram sect, an official of the Registration Committee set-up by Nigerian government, Malam Abubakar Mustapha Ligari has said.

2014-11-07 Statement By the IMF Staff Mission to Niger
[IMF]A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from October 21to November 3, 2014, for discussions on the 2014 Article IV consultation and the fourth and fifth reviews of the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility arrangement (ECF). The discussions covered the implementation of the program as well as economic and financial developments in 2014, the medium-term outlook and the policies needed to consolidate macroeconomic stability and foster in

2014-11-05 Niger Reels From Deadly Attacks
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Niger last Friday (October 31st) declared three days of national mourning for the victims of a terrorist attack that targeted a prison and a refugee camp on the Mali border.

2014-11-03 Supporting Businesses Grow in Africa
[MediaGlobal]Brigitte Dumont, Chief Officer of Corporate Social Responsibility at France Telecom-Orange interviewed by THE COMMITMENT's Nosh Nalavala

2014-11-03 Militant Herdsmen, Kidnappers and Oil Thieves As Our Next Monsters After Bhs
[This Day]The deafening cheer that followed news of a ceasefire deal between the federal government and representatives of Boko Haram was not unexpected. It showed Nigerians are really fatigued by the unending heart-breaking news of killings, maiming and destruction of property by insurgents in parts of the north. The spontaneous reaction to the deal is also a clear pointer to the insurgents and those that are currently feeding fat on their activities that Nigerians would want their days to be numbered quickly! I re

2014-10-31 Algeria Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks Against Niger Security Forces
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attacks last Thursday against the security forces in Niger, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said Friday in a statement to APS.

2014-10-31 Attacks Near Refugee Areas Prompt Malian Refugees to Flee Camp
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 31 October 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2014-10-30 Niger Drops Sex Education From Syllabus At Muslim Leaders' Urging
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Niamey/Dakar -The Niger government has withdrawn a course on sexual and reproductive health from the school syllabus after Islamic organisations said the teachings were contrary to the country's values.

2014-10-27 Southern Niger Hit By Cholera Outbreak
[MSF]Almost one thousand people affected in several areas in the south of the country.

2014-10-27 The Impossible Baby Boom - Inside Niger's Peculiar Fertility Wave
[Daily Maverick]For a while, it seemed that Niger's wealthy elites had discovered the cure for infertility. But what looked like a miracle turned out to be quite the opposite as authorities uncovered an international baby smuggling ring that implicated some of the country's top officials. MERCEDES SAYAGUES reports.

2014-10-27 Jonathan, Yayi Re-Launch Buffer Zone Project, Decry Capacity De-Utilisation
[This Day]President Goodluck Jonathan and his Beninoise counterpart, President Boni Yayi, on Friday performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of the Joint Border Post at Seme/Krake border town, near Badagry, Lagos.

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