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2015-08-03 Buratai Hands Over Mnjtf Command to Abbah
[This Day] The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj-Gen. Yusuf Buratai has formally handed over the Command of the Multi National Joint Task Force formed by the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to tackle the Boko Haram terrorists, to another Infantry Corps Officer, Maj-Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah. Burutai carried out the former handing over ceremony Frirday at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja, where he charged Abbah to ensure smooth take-off and effective coordination of the force.

2015-08-03 Algeria Grants Humanitarian Aid to Niger
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria has granted humanitarian aid, consisting of about 30 tonnes of foodstuffs and medicines, to the populations of Agadez and Niamey in Niger, said Sunday Foreign Affairs Ministry in a communiqué.

2015-07-31 Algerian-Niger BBC Meeting - Three-Sub Committees Set Up to Boost Border Cooperation
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Three sub committees on issues of security of people and property, socio-economic affairs and administrative cooperation have been set up Thursday in Niamey, during the meeting of the Algerian-Niger Bilateral Border Committee (BBC).

2015-07-31 5th Algeria-Niger Bilateral Border Commission to Be Held Thursday in Niamey
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -The 5th Algeria-Niger bilateral border commission will be held Thursday in Niamey under the chairmanship of Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui and his Niger's counterpart Hassoumi Massaoudou to examine several items on the agenda.

2015-07-31 Algeria Willing to Accompany Niger Police in Field of Training, Educational Equipment - Bedoui
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Minister of Interior and Local Assemblies Noureddine Bedoui expressed Thursday in Niamey Algeria's readiness to support the Niger Police in the area of training and educational facilities.

2015-07-31 Algeria-Niger - Common Determination in Terms of Security Must Give Same Impetus to Other Areas - Bedoui
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -The common determination and "harmonious" vision that guide the efforts of Algeria and Niger in the security field must give the same impetus to other socio-economic areas in the Bilateral Border Committee (CBF), Minister of Interior and Local Assemblies Noureddine Bedoui stressed Thursday in Niamey.

2015-07-29 Policeman Killed in Shooting At Niger Embassy in Cairo
[News24Wire] An Egyptian policeman was killed in a shooting at the embassy of Niger in Cairo, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

2015-07-28 Niger Receives IFAD Financing to Support Family Farmers
[IFAD] Rome -Today the Republic of Niger and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Family Farming Development Programme (FFDP) in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions. The funding comprises a US$24.25 million loan, a $24.25 million grant and an additional $13 million grant from IFAD's Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP).

2015-07-28 Algeria-Niger Cooperation - Lamamra Starts Two-Day Visit to Niamey
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra arrived Monday afternoon in Niamey (Niger), at the invitation of his Niger counterpart Kane Aichatou Boulama.

2015-07-28 Lamamra - 2015, 'Auspicious' Year for Algeria-Niger Relations
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra dubbed Monday night the year 2015 "auspicious" for Algeria-Niger relations.

2015-07-28 Niger President Receives Lamamra
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou received on Monday at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic in Niamey, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra who transmitted a message from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

2015-07-27 FM Concludes a West African Tour
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, returned home early morning Friday concluding a four day tour.

2015-07-15 Journalist, Civil Society Actor Arrested
[MFWA] On July 9, members from Niger's Criminal Investigative Department (CID) arrested Kaka Touda Mamane Goni, a journalist with the Alternative bi-weekly in Niger.

2015-07-07 FAO Projects Win Prizes At Expo 2015
[FAO] Rome -Two FAO projects have earned awards in an EXPO 2015 competition aimed at spotlighting best practices in sustainability in international food security work.

2015-07-06 Orange Releases Its SMS Api "Orange SMS Web Service" in Five African Countries
[CIO] Through the Orange Partner developer website, enterprising start-ups from Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Niger and Senegal will be able, to directly access and use the Orange SMS API for the first time.

2015-07-04 Hollande Offers to Host Anti-Boko Haram Summit On Cameroon Visit
[RFI] French President François Hollande has offered to host a summit of countries fighting Nigeria's Boko Haram armed Islamists on a visit to Cameroon. at a press conference with 82-year-old Cameroonian President Paul Biya he called for democracy and respect for human rights.

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