2015 Election - Jonathan's Conduct a Model for Africa - Nigerien President
[Leadership] President of the Republic of Niger, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, says President Goodluck Jonathan's conduct during and after the presidential election is a model for Africa's democracy.
Nigerien President Visits Buhari
[Leadership] The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thurdday received the President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou who paid him a solidarity and congratulatory visit.
Nigerien President Visits Jonathan
[Daily Trust] The President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamad Issoufou, on Thursday visited President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Adamawa Dispatches 108 Displaced Nigerians From Niger to Various Communities
[This Day] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has promised to scale up its operations in Nigeria, especially by offering the needed assistance to the millions of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) ravaged by the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists. The President of ICRC, Mr. Peter Maurer, gave this assurance monday during his visit to the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Abuja, marking the first time the head of the humanitarian body will visit the country.
IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Niger
[IMF] An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from April 27 to May 8, 2015 for the sixth review of Niger's financial and economic program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)1. The ECF arrangement for Niger was approved on March 16, 2012 (see Press Release No.12/90). The discussion covered the implementation of the program as well as economic and financial developments in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015, the medium-term outlook and the policies needed to
Boko Haram - Thousands of Refugees Return From Niger
[Leadership] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has so far registered a total of 11, 449 Nigerian returnees from the Republic of Niger at the transit camp in Geidam, Yobe State and transported about 7, 000 of them to their various states as at yesterday.
If You Want to Liberate Your Body, Liberate Your Mind
[Africa Renewal] Recently the United Nations declared 2015-2024 as the International Decade for the People of African Descent. Africa Renewal's Masimba Tafirenyika sat down with the president of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, who is also Uganda's foreign minister, to discuss why the global body is so concerned about discrimination against people of African descent. The following are the excerpts:
Violence Involving Boko Haram Fuels New Displacement
[WFP] About 25,000 people arrived in the towns of Nguigmi and Bosso in south-east Niger, after having fled their homes on small islands in Lake Chad. Niger authorities urged people living on Lake Chad islands last week to evacuate the islands over security fears following a Boko Haram attack.
Boko Haram - 'Over 50 Nigerian Refugees Starved to Death in Niger Republic'
[Leadership] Thousands of Nigerians deported from neighbouring Niger Republic following threats from Boko Haram militants have died en route to the country from lack of food and water, evacuees told Reuters news agency.
Thousands in Limbo Over Boko Haram Offensive
[Deutsche Welle] The Nigerien army wants to expel Boko Haram from islands in Lake Chad. Thousands of people were ordered to leave their homes ahead of a planned offensive. The evacuation was poorly prepared, say human rights activists.
Niger Republic Deports 3,000 Nigerians
[Leadership] The Niger Republic troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping from Boko Haram.
Niger Deports 6,000 Nigerians
[Independent (Lagos)] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday said that over 6,000 Nigerians have been deported from the Niger Republic.
The United States of America offers U.S.$40 Million in Security Assistance to Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria
[U.S. Embassy Yaounde] On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, U.S. Ambassador Michael S. Hoza announced the United States' support to Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria with a $40 million dollar assistance package over three years to directly aid efforts to counter Boko Haram and ensuring security in the Lake Chad Basin region. The announcement was made on the launch of the Global Security Contingency Fund to Counter-Boko Haram program.
USAID Contribution Ensures Vital Support for Poor Families in Niger
[WFP] "This is a very timely and significant contribution that will enable WFP to provide urgent food assistance to the most needy. It will also sustain WFP's efforts to build the resilience of these vulnerable people. The contribution comes just when Niger is facing several crises connected with an absence of food and displacement due to conflict in neighbouring countries; it is evidence of the robust partnership between WFP and USAID," said Benoit Thierry, WFP Niger's Country Director.
State Dept. On Boko Haram Attacks in Niger
[State Department] STATEMENT BY JEFF RATHKE, ACTING DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON
U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in Niger
[State Department] Washington, DC -Press Statement Jeff Rathke Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Five African Countries to Join the IGAD Mediation On South Sudan
[Ethiopia Government] The African Union Peace and Security Council has selected five countries, each to represent different blocs in the continent to take part in the South Sudanese peace process under IGAD's expanded mediation process for South Sudan.
'Heavy Toll' Feared After Boko Haram Attacks Niger Army
[Vanguard] Boko Haram militants attacked troops from Niger on an island base in Lake Chad, the government said Saturday, in a raid believed to have taken a heavy toll on the army.
Still On the Xenophobic Violence in South Africa
[This Day] Harshly criticised for its slow response to days of murderous attacks on innocent foreigners, South Africa says it has now contained the crisis. But if the government was more painstaking in curbing arrogances among its citizens that encourage xenophobia, the damage to lives and relations would have been avoided. Vincent Obia writes.
Three Major Canal Schemes Criticised Over Use of Science
[SciDev.Net] Three water management projects involving canals in separate parts of the world have been criticised for how they incorporate scientific evidence - albeit for varying reasons.