Niger - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Nicola Lo Calzo: Capturing Africa through the lens Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:34:44 +0100 With his striking portraits of Nigerians working and worshipping near the Niger River—a poignant photomontage entitled “Inside Niger”—award-winning 31-year-old Italian photographer Nicola Lo Calzo shines light on the humanity and spirituality of everyday people. Through slaughterhouses, fishing resorts, Catholic churches, tanneries and more, Calzo creates startlingly personalized portraits of local Nigerians. Equally revealing is his 2010 photo series “The Promising Baby,” images detailing the lives of ostracized albinos in Cameroon. Miles Marshall Lewis Ethiopia and Niger get $84 million agricultural assistance Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:20:16 +0100 The development agenda set by the G20 leaders at their meeting in Seoul, South Korea, November 12, calls for members to help countries reduce their dependence on foreign assistance by mobilizing foreign investment and domestic capital to foster sustained economic growth. Charles W. Corey Tuareg and AQIM: The unlikely jihadist bedmates Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:03:32 +0100 Last September, the abduction five Europeans sparked a hue and cry. Tuareg in the Sahel region were accused of operating in concert with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) to carry out the latter's jihadist agenda. But the weight of suspicion has led the young nomads of Niger and Mali to shed light light on the dynamics of a region that is sinking into the bowels of abysmal misery. Stéphanie Plasse African coalition to fight Al-Qaeda in Sahel formed Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:05:31 +0200 A meeting in Algeria on Sunday saw the Chiefs of Defence Staff from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreeing to join forces to fight against Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The coalition will benefit from Algerian military assistance and could also be open to other states that are exposed to threats from the extremist group within the Sahel region. René Dassié Niger food crisis: 7 million people affected Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:27:53 +0200 Niger is faced with a serious food crisis. After launching an appeal for international assistance while facilitating the mobilization of NGOs and donors, in March, the ruling junta has achieved very little in mitigating the crisis. Djamel Belayachi FAO steps up aid to Sahel pastoralists: Poor rains impact food production in Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mali Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:43:22 +0200 FAO is stepping up aid to herders and pastoralists in Niger and Chad amid a growing food crisis caused by last year's poor rains that have resulted in a steep decline in agricultural production and dried out livestock pastures. Warrantage scheme boosts Niger farm incomes Tue, 13 Apr 2010 03:42:13 +0200 An ingenious financing scheme designed by FAO to allow African smallholder farmers to make more money is to be scaled up in Niger, where it was pioneered, and extended to Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. Niger-Mali: ICRC to assist over 100,000 victims of violence and economic hardship Thu, 08 Apr 2010 01:24:44 +0200 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is launching extensive assistance programmes for more than 100,000 people affected by adverse weather conditions and violence in northern Niger and Mali. They are among millions of people, mainly farmers and herders, hit hard by poor rains and economic hardship. Continuing communal violence in some areas has added to the strain. Terrorism in Africa: Best way forward is economic development Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:11:59 +0100 Representatives from seven African countries met, Tuesday, March 16, in Algiers to assess the security situation in the Sahel-Saharan region. Participants at the conference stressed the urgent need to address economic development in the region. Djamel Belayachi Niger's new government changes course Wed, 03 Mar 2010 15:22:19 +0100 Twenty ministers, including five women and five military officers are part of a new interim government cabinet appointed Monday by Mahamadou Danda, the head of Niger's new government. Most members of this team are unknown and from the Nigerien diaspora. Stéphanie Plasse US-Niger: William Fitzgerald, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs on Seizure of Power in Niger Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:18:27 +0100 US-Niger: William Fitzgerald, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs on Seizure of Power in Niger Niger: Military seek short transition Mon, 22 Feb 2010 07:51:28 +0100 United Nations delegations and representatives from the West African regional body Ecowas have been assured by the new government in Niger under a senior army officer, Col Salou Djibo, that democracy and a rule of law will be restored in the country. Konye Obaji Ori Niger: Military class gets mixed reactions after coup Fri, 19 Feb 2010 06:01:29 +0100 There is now an issue of militarism versus autocracy in the wake of Niger's Coup d'état. The African Union and the international community condemn both forms of government and encourage democracy. Konye Obaji Ori Niger coup: "Tandja is not in a good position" Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:12:55 +0100 Niamey, the capital of Niger has been hit by a coup d'état. The President Mamadou Tandja and his Cabinet Ministers who were holding an extraordinary meeting at the time of the attack are believed to be held by soldiers within the confines of the presidential palace. Theophilus O'Donkor IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Niger and Approves US$5 Million Disbursement Tue, 16 Feb 2010 05:30:50 +0100 The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed its third review of Niger's economic performance under a program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) The Extended Credit Facility (ECF) has replaced the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) as the Fund's main tool for medium-term financial support to low-income countries by providing a higher level of access to financing, more concessional terms, enhanced flexibility in program design features, and more focused streamlined conditionality.