Articles about Niger from SocioLingo Africa

Africa in pictures : Niger

Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost […]

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Niger’s National Day

John Kerry – Secretary of State On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Niger as you celebrate the 56th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 3. The United States commends Niger for its leadership in countering security threats and promoting economic development in the Sahel. We are […]

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EUCAP Sahel Niger: New Head of Mission Appointed

Ms Kirsi Henriksson, a senior diplomat from Finland, was appointed Head of the European Union mission in Niger, EUCAP Sahel Niger. She will take up her duties on 1 September 2016. She will replace Mr Filip de Ceuninck who had been in the position since 2013. EUCAP Sahel Niger was launched in 2012 to support […]

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Lake Chad – EU, US and UN Call on the International Community to Scale Up Emergency Response

EU, US and UN Call on the International Community to Scale Up Emergency Response in the Lake Chad At the end of a visit to the Lake Chad Basin countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration of the US Department of State, Ms. Anne Richard, and EU […]

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