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Nigerien Armed Forces and U.S. Air Force Discuss Security in Region

The discussion followed the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Change of Command Ceremony and included topics such as the strong relationship between United States military forces and Nigerien Armed Forces

U.S. Air Force 409th Expeditionary Group commander, Col. Kevin Lee, and Nigerien Armed Forces Command Zone Two Commander, Col. Abdoulaye Ango held a roundtable discussion July 12, 2022. The discussion followed the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Change of Command Ceremony and included topics such as the strong relationship between…

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U.S., Benin, Niger Make Progress on Strengthening Cross-Border Transportation

The proposed Benin-Niger Regional Transport Compact will increase regional trade, attract investment, and ultimately contribute to the region’s efforts to reduce poverty through economic growth

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and representatives from the Governments of Benin and Niger met May 12-13 to advance a proposed regional development grant designed to reduce the cost of transportation along the road corridor between the port of Cotonou and the capital city of Niamey. MCC’s Principal…

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Coronavirus-Niger: The United States Donates 398,970 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Niger

The United States are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with no strings attached with the singular objective of saving lives

The Embassy of the United States in Niger is pleased to announce the arrival of 398,970 doses of Pfizer vaccine that the U.S is sharing with Niger through COVAX as a gift from the American people.  The vaccines arrived in Niamey on January 8, 2022.  The United States are sharing…

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Tongo Tongo Commemoration Ceremony

U.S. Embassy Niamey Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Susan N’Garnim, recalled the circumstances of the death of these soldiers before paying them a solemn tribute on behalf of the American people

On October 4, 2021, U.S. Embassy Niger commemorated the 4th anniversary of the ambush near Tongo Tongo, Niger on October 4, 2017 which claimed the lives of four Nigerien soldiers and four American soldiers. In her opening remarks, U.S. Embassy Niamey Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Susan N’Garnim, recalled the circumstances of the…

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Coronavirus – Niger: United States Donates Second Batch of 151,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Niger

This donation will help protect the Nigerien people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger announces the donation by the United States Government of a second batch of 151,200 doses of the single shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the past week, the Embassy donated 151,200…

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Coronavirus – Niger: United States Donates an Additional 151,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Niger

This donation will help protect the Nigerien people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin reducing barriers to building back the Niger’s economy

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger announces the donation by the United States Government of 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to provide initially at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The…

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Niger C-208 Program Reaches 10,000hr Flying Hours Without Incident

Niger’s Cessna program is critical to conducting security missions and medical evacuations for both the Nigerien military and civilian population

On 16 March, the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Security Cooperation co-hosted a “10,000 flight hour” celebration with the Nigerien Air Force at Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger to mark the passage of 10,000 total flight hours without incident for the Nigerien Cessna-208 fleet. Niger’s Cessna program, which began in…

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger

All travelers coming to Niger from countries where there is a COVID-19 outbreak will be confined to their homes or in another adequate location for a period of 14 days

Location:  Niger, countrywide Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.   As of March 16, 2020, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Niger.  However, some…

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An Equal World is an Enabled World (By Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker)

A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier, and more harmonious

By Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker Every March 8, the global community celebrates International Women’s Day to recognize the breadth of achievements of women in every domain that contribute to a better society for everyone.  This year’s theme, “Each for Equal,” draws on the notion that collectively and individually we can…

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Ambassador Eric Whitaker traveled to Tahoua

Mr. Abdourahamane Moussa, the governor of Tahoua, and other dignitaries were on hand for the visit

On 6 February, Ambassador Eric Whitaker traveled to Tahoua where he donated 20 computers and 10 uninterruptible power supplies to the University of Tahoua to increase computer literacy and enhance the educational experience of the student body.  He also attended the launch of a “Pay It Forward” grant to pair…