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Nicola Lo Calzo: Capturing Africa through the lens

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...
Ethiopia and Niger get $84 million agricultural assistance

Ethiopia and Niger get $84 million agricultural assistance

The development agenda set by the G20 leaders at their meeting in Seoul, South Korea, November 12, calls for members to help countries reduce...
Tuareg and AQIM: The unlikely jihadist bedmates

Tuareg and AQIM: The unlikely jihadist bedmates

Last September, the abduction five Europeans sparked a hue and cry. Tuareg in the Sahel region were accused of operating in concert with Al...
African coalition to fight Al-Qaeda in Sahel formed

African coalition to fight Al-Qaeda in Sahel formed

A meeting in Algeria on Sunday saw the Chiefs of Defence Staff from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreeing to join forces to fight...
Niger food crisis: 7 million people affected

Niger food crisis: 7 million people affected

Niger is faced with a serious food crisis. After launching an appeal for international assistance while facilitating the mobilization of NGOs and donors, in...
Terrorism in Africa: Best way forward is economic development

Terrorism in Africa: Best way forward is economic development

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...
Niger’s new government changes course

Niger’s new government changes course

Twenty ministers, including five women and five military officers are part of a new interim government cabinet appointed Monday by Mahamadou Danda, the head...
Niger: Military seek short transition

Niger: Military seek short transition

United Nations delegations and representatives from the West African regional body Ecowas have been assured by the new government in Niger under a senior...
Niger: Military class gets mixed reactions after coup

Niger: Military class gets mixed reactions after coup

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...
Niger coup: “Tandja is not in a good position”

Niger coup: “Tandja is not in a good position”

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...
Madagascar, Guinea, Niger get U.S. economic aid boot

Madagascar, Guinea, Niger get U.S. economic aid boot

The Obama administration has decided to suspend trade benefits granted under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for Guinea, Niger and Madagascar, citing...
US suspends aid to Niger

US suspends aid to Niger

Following international criticisms over Niger President's forced rewriting of his country's constitution earlier this year in order to extend his mandate and expand his...
Niger: President Tandja pressured to quit

Niger: President Tandja pressured to quit

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Niamey, calling for the resignation of President Mamadou Tandja. The opposition disputes an August 4 referendum...
Nigeria-Niger: President Abubakar to lead ECOWAS talks on Niger

Nigeria-Niger: President Abubakar to lead ECOWAS talks on Niger

According to VOA, Former President General Abubakar is scheduled to hold discussions with Niger’s embattled President Mamadou Tandja’s administration today Monday in Abuja. Backed...
Nigeria denies having blocked its border with Niger

Nigeria denies having blocked its border with Niger

The Nigerian government Thursday denied allegations that it had blocked its border with Niger, reports RFI. Despite the denials, the Maradi and Zinder border...
Niger: ECOWAS suspension ‘a mistake’

Niger: ECOWAS suspension ‘a mistake’

Niger has stated that the decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to suspend the country following Tuesday's legislative elections shows...
Niger: Government accuses Ecowas for sanctions, says it is a misunderstanding

Niger: Government accuses Ecowas for sanctions, says it is a misunderstanding

The government of Niger has accused West Africa’s economic bloc, Ecowas of not showing understanding of the domestic situation in Niger before it executed...
Niger: Ecowas suspends Niger

Niger: Ecowas suspends Niger

West Africa’s trade grouping, Ecowas has suspended Niger after President Tandja went ahead with a controversial parliamentary election. Ecowas had called on Mr. Mamadou...
Nigeria – Guinea – Niger: African Nations to hold talks on Guinea and Niger political crisis

Nigeria – Guinea – Niger: African Nations to hold talks on Guinea and Niger political crisis

Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua has called for a one-day summit in Abuja this week to hold talks on the political crisis in Guinea and...
Niger paves the way for one party rule

Niger paves the way for one party rule

Stifled by a wave of lawsuits that has become the order of the day, the Nigerien opposition has shown their strongest determination, yet, to...
Niger: Opposition seek ECOWAS intervention in President’s hold on power

Niger: Opposition seek ECOWAS intervention in President’s hold on power

Opposition parties in Niger have not said their last word just yet. They intend to make ECOWAS officials, who met Monday in Abuja for...
Niger referendum: A very muscled victory for Mamadou Tandja

Niger referendum: A very muscled victory for Mamadou Tandja

With an oscillating voter turnout, between “40% and 90%", a new constitution ratified in a plebiscite by Nigeriens... Announcements and results continue to flow...
Niger: Referendum marked by violent incidents

Niger: Referendum marked by violent incidents

Several police and opposition sources reported clashes Tuesday in several cities of western Niger between demonstrators opposed to a referendum on a new Constitution...
Niger: An “illegal” referendum under high surveillance

Niger: An “illegal” referendum under high surveillance

Citizens of Niger head for the polls Tuesday to vote on a custom made referendum ordered by President Mamadou Tandja who wishes to run...
Niger: A general strike declared illegal

Niger: A general strike declared illegal

A 48 hour general strike planned to take place Thursday in Niger to oppose the proposed constitutional referendum to keep President Tandja in power...
Niger: President Tandja appoints a new Constitutional Court

Niger: President Tandja appoints a new Constitutional Court

Tandja Mamadou, president of Niger, Wednesday evening appointed a new Constitutional Court chaired by Boubé Omarou, former Minister of Justice and the Supreme Court,...
Niger President defies all to remain in power

Niger President defies all to remain in power

The opposition in the west African country have unabatedly continued their demonstrations against Mamadou Tandja. Despite a rather unsuccessful day of demonstrations in Niamey,...
Japan and China in Botswana follow French example in Niger?

Japan and China in Botswana follow French example in Niger?

One hundred and eleven Chinese enterprises now own exploration licenses to dig up Botswana for Uranium and other raw materials. China, which is competing...
Niger: Political leader Moumouni Djermakoye dies

Niger: Political leader Moumouni Djermakoye dies

Moumouni Djermakoye, leader of the Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ANDP) died Sunday at age 70, in Niamey. He played an active role...
Niger: Power drunk President schemes for a 3rd term

Niger: Power drunk President schemes for a 3rd term

The president of Niger, Mr. Mamadou Tandja is demanding a change in the country's constitution, to allow him run for a third term in...