May 182014

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The situation in north-eastern Nigeria is having a severe impact on neighbouring south-eastern Niger. Armed clashes are occurring in villages situated within hundreds of metres of the border. For the first time, clashes have pitted the Niger armed forces against armed men active in this part […]

May 062014
New Head of Mission for EUCAP SAHEL Niger

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr Filip de Ceuninck was today appointed new Head of Mission for the EU CSDP mission in Niger, EUCAP SAHEL Niger. Mr de Ceuninck (Belgium) has been interim Head of Mission since November 2013, succeeding General Francisco Espinosa Navas, who had been in the […]

Apr 282014

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Each year, thousands of migrants pass through Niger. Many of them travelling this route are in dire need of assistance. In Agadez, a centre run by the Red Cross Society of Niger and supported by the ICRC provides aid to the most vulnerable among them.   […]

Niger’s National Day

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Aug 022013
Niger's National Day

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 2, 2013   On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Niger as you celebrate the 53rd anniversary of your independence this August 3. The United States applauds […]

Jul 242013

West Africa cholera down but officials vigilant   DAKAR, 24 July 2013 (IRIN) – Some 1,700 people in West Africa have contracted cholera since mid-June, showing a significant decline compared to the same seven-week period in 2012 when 11,834 were affected. Overall, 50,439 people contracted cholera in West and Central Africa in 2012, according to […]

Jul 182013

Building the African green wall, piece by piece / Halting land degradation in Niger helps to tackle African desertification ROME, Italy, July 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — When village people and local authorities in southern Niger won back over one hundred hectares of degraded land, they added one extra piece to a mosaic being […]

Jul 172013

73 MILLION PEOPLE NEED HUMANITARIAN HELP THIS YEAR GENEVA, Switzerland, July 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Seventy-three million people around the world need humanitarian assistance this year, said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos today in Geneva as she presented the mid-year review of global humanitarian action.   “Halfway through […]

Jun 272013

Putting the right inputs in the hands of Niger’s farmers / € 6 million multi-donor FAO programme in support of agricultural input shops run by farmer organizations achieves double yields ROME, Italy, June 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A five year, € 6 million multi-donor initiative to intensify agriculture has achieved yield increases of […]

May 242013

Secretary-General strongly condemns suicide bombings in Niger NEW YORK, May 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:   The Secretary-General strongly condemns the two suicide bombings which took place today in Arlit and Agadez, Niger. He conveys his sincere condolences to the […]

May 232013

Containing cholera in Niger NIAMEY, 22 May (IRIN) – Cholera has struck 248 people in Ayorou in the Tillabéry Region of northwestern Niger, killing six, two of them Malian refugees. Among the sick are 31 Malian refugees who are living in Tabareybarey and Mangaize camps near the Mali border, according to the Tillabéry health services […]

May 232013

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the two suicide attacks that took place this morning in Arlit and Agadez, in Niger. She expresses the AU’s full support to the Niger authorities’ resolute efforts in the fight […]

May 212013

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Several hundred families fleeing violence in northern Nigeria and taking refuge in the Diffa area of south-eastern Niger are being provided with emergency supplies and food aid by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Cross Society of Niger. Around 2,400 people […]