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In Niger's Oil Industry, Fortune Favours the Bold

[The Exchange] The story of oil exploration in Africa is one of many failures and victories, of bold bets in unexplored areas that have brought great returns, of forgotten lands that only some bold few decided to venture in, in the search for riches. This has been the story for many of Africa's current oil and gas hot spots. It's hard to imagine that at one point in time, no one believed that Equatorial Guinea had oil or was even willing to try it out. Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Liberia... they are al (AllAfrica)

The Role of Women in West Africa's Violent Extremist Groups

[ISS] Women's involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), operating across the Sahel, appears to be less direct. What makes these groups include or exclude women from their ranks and operations? (AllAfrica)

Nigerien Business Delegation Visits Takoradi Port

[Ghanaian Times] A 20-man delegation of Nigerien economic operators has paid a business visit to the Takoradi Port in the Western Region to ascertain the operations of the facility. (AllAfrica)

Three Cases of Polio Detected in Niger

[Vanguard] Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation. (AllAfrica)

Niger Tells Assembly UN Alone Can Solve Its Problems of Climate Change, Migration, Poverty and Terrorism

[UN News] From the podium of the General Assembly, Niger - victim of the quadruple scourge of climate change, migration, poverty and terrorism - gave a ringing endorsement of the United Nations on Saturday as the "irreplaceable" Organization capable of resolving these and a host of other problems. (AllAfrica)

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Arid Niger a 'Model for Africa' As Desert Blooms

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dargue, Niger -Four out of five of Niger's people eke out a living through farming or fishing, yet three-quarters of the country is arid (AllAfrica)

The Role of Foreign Military Forces in Niger

[The Conversation Africa] Niger is one of the most militarised countries in Africa. In November 2017, this came to wider notice when four American Special Forces soldiers and at least four of their Nigerien counterparts died in an ambush. Since then, the military presence has only intensified. Why are these forces there, whose interests are they serving and are they having the impact that was intended? (AllAfrica)

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring

[VOA] Police in Sudan's capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors. (AllAfrica)

U.S. to Begin Drone Attacks on Sahel Militants - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -American forces in Africa will soon escalate their war against militants in the Sahel by using armed drones to attack them, reports an American news website on global affairs. (AllAfrica)

UK to Open New Embassies in Chad and Niger

[PR Newswire] London -The Prime Minister has announced increased support to African countries on the front line of instability, with an expansion of the UK's diplomatic network. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Stepping Up Armed Drone Efforts in Niger

[VOA] The U.S. Air Force is months away from completing the construction of an air base in Niger for armed drones that will target militant groups operating in the region, a U.S military official told VOA. (AllAfrica)

Strengthening Bonds in the Sahel

[Africa Renewal] Political insecurity in the Sahel has its roots in poverty and climate change, declares Mahamadou Issoufou, the president of Niger. (AllAfrica)

Niger and Germany - a Questionable Friendship

[Deutsche Welle] In its efforts to staunch the flow of migrants from Africa, Germany sees Niger as a key partner. But it risks supporting a president who is becoming increasingly authoritarian, warns DW's Thomas Mösch. (AllAfrica)

The Wodaabe Wife Stealing Festival

[Guardian] The Wodaabe tribe is a Fulani tribe in Niger, West Africa. The males in the tribe are regarded as very vain because they believe that they are the most handsome set of men and they always carry mirrors. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania Withdraws Competitors From African Athletics Championships

[RFI] Tanzanian athletes pulled out of the biennual African Athletics Championships in Nigeria on Thursday citing poor organisation and security concerns at the venue. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania Withdraws Competitors From African Athletics Championships

[RFI] Tanzanian athletes pulled out of the biennual African Athletics Championships in Nigeria on Thursday citing poor organisation and security concerns at the venue. (AllAfrica)

Things to Know About Niger-Nigeria Refinery, Pipeline Deals

[Daily Trust] Propelled by the desire to encourage cross border economic development, Nigeria and the Republic of Niger recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a hydrocarbon pipeline and a petroleum refinery. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Signs Pipeline, Refinery MoU With Niger Republic

[Premium Times] Nigeria and the Republic of Niger have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the construction of a hydrocarbon pipeline and a petroleum refinery. (AllAfrica)

18 Killed in Boko Haram Attack

[Vanguard] Eighteen people have been killed in a brutal attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Girls Find 'Sanctuary' in Fistula Treatment Centres

[UN News] Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed visits the National Fistula Centre in Niamey, Niger, with Margot Wallstrom, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (l) and Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, second First Lady (r) (AllAfrica)

Joint AU-UN Trip Announcement – South Sudan, Chad & Niger

[African Union] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -The African Union and the United Nations, with the support of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, and with the participation of the AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, H.E. Bineta Diop, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, H.E. Amina J. Mohammed, and the Executive Director of UN Women, H.E. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who will travel to South Sudan, Chad and Niger, starting 3 July, in a joint AU-UN visit with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, (AllAfrica)

Leaders Launch New Campaign For Malaria-Free Africa

[RBM] Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign empowers Africans to take a stand in the fight against the deadly disease (AllAfrica)

Grandi Praises Generosity of Niger for Hosting Thousands of Refugees

[Africa Renewal] Grandi had just flown from Libya with 122 refugees rescued from brutal detention and evacuated by UNHCR under an agreement with Niger. It was the 13th such flight, bringing more than 1,200 people out of hellish conditions. (AllAfrica)

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Meet Pan-Africanist Nigerian Filmmaker, Photographer Taye Balogun

[East African] Taye Balogun is a Nigerian-born filmmaker-cum-photographer, activist, pan-Africanist and social campaigner who has been in the film scene for over eight years. (AllAfrica)

The Niger-Mali Border - Subordinating Military Action to a Political Strategy

[ICG] The Nigerien government and its allies' use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes reconciliation, dialogue and, in some cases, pardons for militants. (AllAfrica)

Attacks in Diffa Leaves Nine Dead

[allAfrica] Three suicide bombers, two women and a man, have blown themselves up in Diffa in south-east of Niger. The region is said to be very busy in the evenings during Ramadan. Reports say the first explosions took place near a mosque, the second near a Koranic school and the third not far from a business centre. Reports say nine people have been killed and 38 others wounded. (AllAfrica)

Grand Mufti Deplores Terrorist Attack On Niger Mosque

[Egypt Online] Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam condemned on Tuesday 5/6/2018 a terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Niger's southeastern city of Diffa, leaving 10 worshipers dead. (AllAfrica)

How the Elite Take Billions Offshore

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. (AllAfrica)

'We Are the Enemies of Our Leaders' - West Africa Leaks Journalists

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation. (AllAfrica)