Latest News for: Niger office


What’s behind the rising violence in western Niger?

The New Humanitarian 23 Sep 2021
When a regional franchise of the so-called Islamic State pushed into western Niger five years ago, it sought to build alliances among local communities rarely supported by the central government ... niger-map-niamey.jpg ... Mahmadou Abou Tarka, President of Niger’s High Authority for the Consolidation of Peace, in his office in Niamey in 2018.

UN grants 8.5 mln USD to help Niger deal with displacements, floods and cholera 21 Sep 2021
dollars in emergency aid for Niger to face internal displacement, floods and cholera, ... Niger has more than 4,600 cases of cholera, including 149 deaths, among flooding-affected nearly 200,000 people, the office said.

UNHCR Niger Factsheet: Maradi, August 2021

Reliefweb 21 Sep 2021
... States have forced more than 80,000 people to flee in Maradi region, Niger, over the past two years.

Development Discourse with Amos Safo: Assessing the impact of military coups in West Africa

B & FT Online 20 Sep 2021
Amid intractable Islamist insurgencies in Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, West Africa goes into the record as the most unstable sub-region in Africa ... This was the case in Niger and Senegal when President Mamadou Tandja and President Abdoulaye Wade wanted to change the Constitution of their countries to allow themselves a third term in office.

Still on the National Chairman of the APC

Business Day Online 18 Sep 2021
In a recent development, one of the aspirants for the national chairman position, Mohammed Sani Musa – a senator from Niger State, representing Niger East Senatorial District had on August 26, declared his intention to vie for the office of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Cholera outbreak-WHO supports Niger State to strengthen sanitation systems

Reliefweb 17 Sep 2021
The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, speaking during an advocacy visit from the members of Niger State Steering committee and WHO sanitation officer said the programme is of specific interest because it would reduce to the barest, minimum ...

Drone strike kills top ISIS leader wanted for 2017 ambush of Green Berets

Yahoo Daily News 17 Sep 2021
French officials announced overnight that their military forces had killed the top ISIS leader in Africa, a terrorist for whom the United States had offered a $5 million reward due to his connection to the deadly attack on a team of Green Berets in Niger four years ago ... Families blast decision not to punish higher-ranking officers in Niger ambush.

Journalism 2021

X Index 16 Sep 2021
Samira Sabou is a Nigerien journalist, blogger and president of the Niger Bloggers for Active Citizenship Association (ABCA) ... This year, through ABCA, she is also fighting against child marriage, which remains a serious and widespread issue in Niger ... media freedom, in Niger.

France says it has killed Islamic State leader in Greater Sahara

The Observer 16 Sep 2021
Read more. Sahrawi was the historic leader of Islamic State in the Sahel region of west Africa and his group targeted US soldiers in a deadly attack in Niger in 2017, Macron’s office said ... Sahrawi pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2015, and was accepted as its leader in the borderlands of Mali and Niger the following year ... Simon Tisdall ... .

Regional Roving HR Adviser Senegal(Senegalese Nationals)

Reliefweb 15 Sep 2021
NRC Central and West Africa (CWA) region is composed of country offices in Burkina Faso/Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Nigeria ... Assignments are based on requests from NRC’s Country Offices ... Offices in the region on HR.

Six die in ambush on Burkina Faso military convoy

Business Ghana 14 Sep 2021
An ambush on a Burkina Faso military convoy escorting fuel tankers from a gold mine near the border with Niger has left six officers dead, ...

Human Rights Council Opens Forty-Eighth Regular Session, Hearing the High Commissioner’s Global Human Rights Update and Her Separate Updates on Venezuela, Afghanistan, Nicaragua and Sri Lanka

Reliefweb 14 Sep 2021
The humanitarian emergency in Sahel countries was also fuelled by climate change and the High Commissioner explained that sustaining peace required human rights-based approaches, and that her Office was implementing a project in the region with a specific focus on Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria.

Environmental crisis: High Commissioner calls for leadership by Human Rights Council member states

Reliefweb 13 Sep 2021
To assist such responses, the Office is implementing a project in the Sahel region, with a specific focus on Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria, that seeks to identify protection gaps faced by communities affected by climate change and migration, strengthening the capacity of local, ...

3 coups in 3 West African countries in 1 year

Ghana Web 07 Sep 2021
Mali and Niger have also suffered coup attempts ... Most recently, Niger and Mali and now Guinea have been hit by coup attempts ... The Niger coup that lasted for 15 minutes ... residence and offices told AFP ... Mahamane Ousmane was subsequently sworn into office as Niger’s President.


Business Day Online 07 Sep 2021
Chinwe Umeh-Ujubuonu, program officer BudgIT, during the launch of GOVSPEND.NG portal for citizens to track government spendings in her presentation disclosed this, maintained that a total sum of N2.5billion was paid by the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta to some individual accounts between March 2021 and May 2021.