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We Need Technological Assistance - President Bazoum

[DW] Amid growing Islamist violence in the Sahel, Niger's new President Mohamed Bazoum explains how he plans on tackling terrorism in his country. (AllAfrica)

Merkel Promises Continued Support for Niger

[DW] The chancellor welcomed President Mohamed Bazoum to Berlin, praising the good things his country was doing while underscoring the difficult challenges it faced -- not least the terrorism that dominates the Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Sahel - in Search for New Strategies?

[Centre 4s] Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, the most exposed countries of the G5 Sahel to terrorism, have been facing repeated attacks since this year beginning. It is in this worrying context that the French president announced on 10 June, the "end of Operation Barkhane", and a strategic partner in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. The silence surrounding that statement indicates that, on both sides, time has come to seek new avenues to overcome the jihadist scourge. (AllAfrica)

More Than Two Million in Niger Face Humanitarian Crisis, UN Agency Says

[VOA] Geneva -- The U.N. Children's Fund is urging the international community to pay more attention to Niger, where more than 2 million people are malnourished and living in dire conditions. (AllAfrica)

State Department Terrorist Designation of Ousmane Illiassou Djibo

[State Department] Today, the United States is designating Ousmane Illiassou Djibo - also known as Petit Chapori - as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(a)(ii)(B) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. (AllAfrica)

Submission to the Committee On the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Review of Niger

[HRW] 81st Pre-Session (AllAfrica)

How the Private Sector Is Shaping the Future of Lake Chad and the Congo Basin

[The Conversation Africa] Lake Chad's declining water level has been on the political agenda of the Sahel region since the 1960s. The water is shared by Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon though it also affects communities in the larger regional spread of the basin that includes Libya, Algeria, Sudan and the Central African Republic. It's central to the livelihoods of over 30 million people. (AllAfrica)

Central Sahel - Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education

[IPS] New York -- The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world's poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa's Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other climate change-induced disasters are triggering conflicts, displacement, and pushing girls and boys into the shadows. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Relations With Niger

[State Department] More information about Niger is available on the Niger Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Togo, Others Plan $570m Power Transmission Line

[This Day] The federal government, represented by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) along with Togo, Burkina Faso and the Niger Republic, yesterday commenced a high-level meeting in Abuja, to put final touches to the execution of a planned $570 million transmission line which runs across the four countries. (AllAfrica)

Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.S. ties to Africa. Nagy, who assumed the post in June 2018 nearly two decades after retiring as a career foreign service officer, which included ambassadorial tours in Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was interviewed by AllAfrica's Reed Kram (AllAfrica)

Niger's Democratic Transition Is Good News, but the Threat of Insurgency Remains High

[The Conversation Africa] Despite the twin problems - poverty and insecurity - that have faced Niger in the past few decades, President Mahamadou Issoufou successfully completed his two-term tenure. In December 2020, the country held the first election to transfer power from one civilian regime to another since independence from France in 1960. (AllAfrica)

10,000 Nigerien Civilians Still Afraid to Return Home After Attack

[RFI] Some ten thousand civilians remain displaced after fleeing an attack in Niger's western Tillabéri region at the beginning of the year that killed at least 105 people and wounded many more, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees in Niamey. (AllAfrica)

Africa Elections 2021 - All the Upcoming Votes

[African Arguments] A regularly updated list of the upcoming elections in Africa in 2021. (AllAfrica)

Smuggling - Nigeria's Security Officials Begin Joint Border Patrol With Benin and Niger

[Vanguard] Nigeria's border security officials under Operation SWIFT RESPONSE (OSR) have commenced a joint patrol team with their counterparts from the Republics of Benin and Niger. (AllAfrica)

Deadly Start of 2021 for Children in Sahel

[CAJ News] Bamako, Mali -- THE killing of 17 children, and possibly more, during separate attacks in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger highlights the deadly risks children face in the Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Digital Press Briefing with Ambassador J. Peter Pham, U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel

[State Department] Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State's Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants from across the continent and thank all of you for participating in this discussion. (AllAfrica)

Niger's Constant Struggle Against Violence

[DW] Attacks have been rocking Niger ahead of February's presidential election runoff. Jihadis, ethnical disputes and the fight for resources are the key issues the next president will need to address, experts say. (AllAfrica)

Statement By Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore On Attacks Against Villages in Niger

[Unicef] Dakar / New York -- "I am deeply troubled by the horrific attacks this past Saturday perpetrated by non-state armed groups against civilians in the Nigerien villages of Tchoma Bangou and Zaroumadareye, close to the border with Mali. According to unofficial sources, at least 100 people were killed, including 17 children. (AllAfrica)

Dozens of Civilians Killed in Militant Attack

[DW] Niger's government says gunmen have killed more than 50 people in a suspected terror attack near the border with Mali. The onslaught comes amid election uncertainty. (AllAfrica)

More Than 100 Dead Civilians in Village Attacks

[DW] The death toll in attacks on villages in border regions of Niger has risen to more than 100. Attackers struck as first-round presidential results were announced. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Election Heads to February Runoff

[DW] A former interior minister is tipped to succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou. Niger is attempting its first peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from France 60 years ago. (AllAfrica)

At Least 70 Civilians Killed in Jihadist Attack

[RFI] Jihadists in Niger have attacked two villages, Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye, close to the border with Mali, reportedly killing dozens of villagers. Special forces from Operation Almahaou have been sent to the area. (AllAfrica)

Elections Go to a Second Round Slated for February

[RFI] In Niger, Mohammed Bazoum and Mahamane Ousmane have made it through to the second round of the country's presidential elections, with neither candidate garnering enough ballots to win outright in the 27 December vote. (AllAfrica)

Niger Stages Historic Election Despite Militant Attacks

[DW] A former interior minister is widely tipped to take over the West African nation's presidency. But whoever succeeds faces huge security and economic challenges in a country the UN says is the world's poorest. (AllAfrica)

Nation Stages Historic Election Despite Jihadist Attacks

[DW] A former interior minister is widely tipped to take over the West African nation's presidency. But whoever succeeds faces huge security and economic challenges in a country the UN says is the world's poorest. (AllAfrica)

Protect Civilians During Sunday's Election, Says UN

[UN News] The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the security forces in Niger to "make every effort" to protect the civilians as they take part in Sunday's elections. (AllAfrica)

TUC Kicks Against Construction of Railway Line to Niger Republic

[This Day] Abuja -- The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described the federal government's approval for the construction of a railway line linking Nigeria to Niger Republic as an insult to Nigerians and a waste of the country's scarce resources. (AllAfrica)

United States Announces Nearly $152 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance in the Central Sahel Countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

[USAID] Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa (AllAfrica)

Central Sahel - Shaping Peace With Women and Young People

[allAfrica] The countries of Central Sahel--Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger--face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. (AllAfrica)

Shaping Peace Together in the Sahel

[allAfrica] The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted to non-violence and ceasefire among combatants across the globe. (AllAfrica)